In the process of professional socialization in the coaching setting, coaches learned how to coach mainly from previous coaches because the formal coaching education programs have not been well established.
Lack of sound coaching education programs caused prospective coaches to be ill-prepared. Likewise, PETE programs did not affect prospective teachers to be an effective teacher, rather a credible faculty in the program was more influentia to students. However, as previous study about the security science majors revealed Kim, the security guards in this study learned how to work as a security guard from the formal college education.
Furthermore, they learned the knowledge from senior students who were already in the occupational field. The experienced people in the field played a significant role in gain skills and knowledge necessary to enter the profession. It showed that people played a significant role as a knowledge source. The organizational socialization of the security guards in casinos was unique because participants had opportunities to be socialized through the field experience as a intern before he actually entered the workplace.
They began their jobs in a more responsible position. Although the organization provided good resources, they had a hard time to work with other colleagues. Most of security guards possessed the strong personal characters due to the accomplishments of sports competitions. Further, working with people with higher positions were one main concerns because of lack of the effective communication skills Like security secretaries Kim, they were not satisfied with employee evaluation system for promoting positions although they prided themselves on doing a security guard job for the government-owned companies.
They perceived that the security-related jobs in the casinos were privileged to them. They were satisfied with the benefit, the job security, and the decent physical work environment. Moreover, security guards in this study did not have a struggle to adapt to the workplace like the security secretaries in the study kim because they already had apprenticeship of observation through college education.
Further They have a strong sense of pride on their job. Interestingly, the participants in the current study recognized the need of risk management training from the organization formally and regularly. Most of on the job training consisted of skills and knowledge necessary for the office works. Also, they were interested in professional development to obtain the better communication skills