Transformative Effect of Profession Change: An Explanatory Framework



Transformative Learning, Profession Change, Career Change, Adult Learning


Career theory regularly discusses the process and dynamics of the phenomenon of ‘profession change’. However, somewhat underrepresented is the transformational aspect of this phenomenon. This paper presents review of select literature from the domains of adult learning, transformative learning and career theory to construct a systematic, conceptual understanding of personal transformation involved therein. Further, it presents a framework to explain the transformative aspects of profession change with due regard for case-to-case variabilities

Author Biographies

Tanuj Negi, Indian Institute of Science

Research Scholar

Shashi Jain, Indian Institute of Science

Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies


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