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dc.contributor.authorPendergast, Donnaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:55:19Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:55:19Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-31T07:47:42Z
dc.identifier.issn1077727Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1077727X09333186en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29364
dc.description.abstractGenerational theory has much to offer the home economics profession. This article explains sociocultural generational theory, traces the evolution of home economics informed by generational theory, and considers the implications of generational theory as a mechanism to "future proof" the home economics profession. In particular, insights into the unique traits, strengths, and abilities for the key baby boomer, Generation X, and the millennial generation cohorts are investigated. It is argued that the profession must adapt strategically to harness the potentialities of each generation. Several clear imperatives emerge from the application of generational theory to the home economics profession at this moment in time-the need for (a) harnessing and retaining the professional experience of baby boomers, (b) retaining Generation X and facilitating their shift to the leadership of the profession, and (c) attracting and retaining Generation Y. Strategic initiatives to achieve these imperatives are recommended and examples provided. Keywords: generational theory; home economics; member retention; leadership; professional developmenten_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeNew Yorken_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom504en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto522en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFamily and Consumer Sciences Research Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999en_US
dc.titleGenerational theory and home economics: Future proofing the professionen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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