Resilience: Gone Are the Days of the 40-Year Career; Generation Y and the Older Generations Differ in Attitudes

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Byline: Pam McKay

Masterly study

Carolyn Daniels' study has been described as "a masterly written document".

Dr Will Felps of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales was glowing in his feedback following Carolyn's presentation at the National Honours Colloquium.

"A masterly written document that displays logical precision as well as an advanced understanding of academic norms," he said.

"In Carolyn's manuscript, she does an excellent job of summarising current understanding of what resilience means and how it has been conceptualised across domains, such as education versus career contexts.

"She also shows that she understands the how to collect qualitative data. It is a very strong proposal."

GONE are the days of the 40-year career, according to research done by Rockhampton's Carolyn Daniels.

The Honours student at CQUniversity has completed a project entitled Examining the relationship between student resilience and career resilience: a grounded theory study.

Her work earned her an invitation to the 2013 University of New South Wales National Honours Colloquium in Sydney.

Honours students from across Australia and New Zealand took part and 40 of the most outstanding students were chosen across a range of disciplines. Carolyn's work was chosen in the management section.

A research officer for the School of Business and Law at CQUniversity's Rockhampton campus, Carolyn said the difference in generational attitudes towards career was one of the most interesting aspects of her research. …