Despite the current movement on developing the security science program as an academic majors, there has not been many studies about how to become a security guard from college education. Specifically, studies related to the casino security guard have been largely unexplored.
Since the casino security service requires more dynamic and diverse professional knowledge for various customers and employees in the field, it is essential to understand the process of becoming the security guard to develop the casino security science programs. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to explore how security science graduates in casinos are socialized into the workplace Since the security industry has become popular as a job market for physical education related majors, the security guard is a career choice.
It is unsure that how individuals decide to enter the security science programs in colleges. Specifically, the factors that influence individuals to enter the field are largely unexplored. However, there have been many attempts to identify factors in other PE- related disciplines. The studies of occupational socialization are well-developed in PE-related areas of the studies. Since most of security science programs in colleges are housed in physical education- related departments.
According to Lawson, occupational socialization is “all kinds of socialization that initially influence persons to enter the field of physical education and later are responsible for their perceptions and actions as teacher educators and teachers”(p.107). Also, he stated that there are three different types of socialization: acculturation, professional socialization, and organizational socialization.
Acculturation is the process of forming initial beliefs about professions before beginning formal training. In acculturation, recruits into Physical education teacher education have been influenced by their parents, sport participation experiences, their physical education teachers and coaches, and have shaped values before they begin formal education