I was a Judo player when I was young. I wanted to be a national team member to participate in Olympics, world championship tournaments, and so on. However, it was not successful as I wanted. I needed to find how I could use my talents in Judo for my life (S). I don’t know why, but I loved to fight and play some more physical sport activities, then I found that Taekwondo was one of sports I was looking for.
So, I just wanted to be more physical and beat anybody. Thus, I just started to practice Taekwondo. When I needed to decide a college, I thought what was most beneficial for my future. Then, I came to conclude that I could enjoy my job if I become a security guard.
That’s why I entered the security science major (K1). Media attraction: the participants were interested in the security guard job. Since popular media such as a movie (the Body guard and the Sandglass) had been seen on TV, they became more interested in working in this area. I watched a TV drama (Sandglass). The actor who played a bodyguard role was very impressed to me.
It seemed like he was the real man. Also, I imagined that I was in that situation. I thought I could fight against gang like him. I grew fond of the bodyguard and began to think how I become like him (H). Um… I think… Media has a huge impact on my decision for my career. When I watched Sandglass and Bodyguard, I became interested in the body guard job. Specifically, Sandglass was huge… When the actor was dying, I was stunned.
I was like…Okay, that’s what I like to do (K4) During professional socialization, most influential factors to breed their potentials to be a security guard were college education, and senior students in the program.
These factors played a key role in socializing them to be well-equipped for the workplace. College education: college curriculums were well designed for prospective security guards to prepare for the potential job markets. Theory courses, field experience, and martial art courses were critical elements for the preparation