Development of a Model of Family Processes Affecting Job Promotion; Grounded Theory

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate of Counselling, Kharazmi University

2 Corresponding Author: Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrood University of Medical Sciences

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Medical Sciences, Kharazmi University


Considering the lack of family content and processes affecting job promotion, the purpose of this study was to identify the factors affecting job promotion and develop a model of family processes affecting it. This qualitative research work was conducted using grounded theory approach. The study sample consisted of 13 participants (8 males and 5 females) selected from among the university students in Bojnourd, Iran whose job promotion and job adaptability scores were one standard deviation higher than the mean. The sample was selected using the purposive and theoretical sampling method. The data were collected using a semi-structured interview and analyzed using Strauss and Carbon techniques including open, axial and selective coding. The interview analysis results led to the extraction of 885 concepts, 28 components and 12 categories including emotional support, discovery context, autonomy context, self-sufficiency context, job self-efficacy context, transcending dominant narratives, informational support, guaranteed social relationships, efficient family structure, positive role model, negative role model and involvement, which have been presented in two main dimensions including fundamental and instrumental dimensions. From the interaction of these twelve extracted factors, the model of family processes affecting job promotion is formulated, and its outcome is an individual who has experienced job promotion.


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Volume 14, Issue 49
Winter Quarterly 1398
March 2020
Pages 25-54
  • Receive Date: 21 January 2019
  • Revise Date: 09 September 2019
  • Accept Date: 03 October 2019