Recareering Happily Ever After: An Analysis Of Job Transition Storytelling In AARP Message Boards
The aging population – those 55 and older – are an increasing percentage of the US population and workforce. Yet, they are struggling to obtain full-time employment when displaced. Experiences of the aging worker are of concern to those investigating organizing processes and use of technology related to employment. This particular research study analyzes computer-mediated storytelling on the American Association of Retired People’s magazine and related message boards revealing: 1) construction of a storytelling virtual community, in which community members 2) utilize stories as social support and 3) discipline unsupportive storytelling.
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