This was a case study of security guards in casino. Various qualitative techniques, including formal and informal interviews, observations, stimulated- recall interview, and field notes, were utilized to gather data and to explain the socialization process.
All the Interview data and field notes were transcribed and analyzed to determine the existence of reliable themes and categories Participants for this study were seven security guards who work for two of three casinos for foreign customers in the city of Seoul.
All the participants majored in the security science in colleges. They had 1 to 5 years of work experience. Their main job responsibilities were deterrent to crimes and watch for impending danger in the casinos. The following [Table 1] is Characteristic of Participants is following. The data collection techniques for this study included formal and informal interviews, stimulated-recall interview, observations, and field notes.
Formal interviews were conducted twice and each interview lasted approximately 60 minutes and semi-structured. The interviews were focused on the three different phases of occupational socialization: Firstly, why he chose the security guard as a career, secondly, how formal education influenced their career and thirdly, how the workplace influenced their jobs.
The range of interview questions were from the phase of acculturation to organizational socialization. Questions were structured in an open-ended format. All interviews were audio-taped and transcribed later. The field observations were completed at each visit before and after the interviews.
The researcher took field notes and Informal interview data were noted at the researcher’s earliest convenience to provide a more detailed
information of what occurred in the workplace