Type of Proposal

Paper: Empirical

Abstract

This phenomenological study explores how older, professional men coped adaptively with involuntary job loss, following the global financial crisis of 2008. Participants demonstrated skillful engagement, Stoic wisdom, narrative openness, and rugged interdependence to learn through the uncertainties that accompanied this unanticipated life transition.

Keywords

Adaptive change; transitional learning; adult development; gerontology

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Learning Through Uncertainty: A Phenomenological Study of Older, Professional Men Coping with Involuntary Job Loss

This phenomenological study explores how older, professional men coped adaptively with involuntary job loss, following the global financial crisis of 2008. Participants demonstrated skillful engagement, Stoic wisdom, narrative openness, and rugged interdependence to learn through the uncertainties that accompanied this unanticipated life transition.