Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Career Trajectory and Leadership: The Role of Personal Adversity
by Kovacs, Kristina E., M.S., Pepperdine University, 2020, 63; 28026953
Abstract (Summary)

Adversity is part of life and certainly contributes to human development. This study seeks to explore the impact of personal adversity on career trajectory and leadership. A qualitative study based on 12 interviews with a narrative approach is presented. Key themes were identified among high-level executives around career evolution, perception of leadership, and how those experiences impacted their way of leading. The study concludes with a brief discussion of limitations and the findings that raise questions for additional research and provide some support for leadership and career development, counseling, and training.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Good, Darren
Commitee: Worley, Christopher
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Organizational behavior, Occupational psychology
Keywords: Adversity, Career trajectory, Human development, Leadership
Publication Number: 28026953
ISBN: 9798662470675
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