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Generational cohorts, or generations, are groups of people who share birth years, history, and a collective personality as a result of their defining experiences. It is however important to recognize diversity within cohorts as much as the diversity between them.


Jarvis, Phil, “Career Development.” In In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.71.

Sherman, Rose O. “Leading a Multigenerational Nursing Workforce: Issues, Challenges and Strategies.” Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 2006 11(2). Online:  (Retrieved on August 7, 2014)

University of Iowa School of Social Work. Supervision of Intergenerational Dynamics. 2009. Online: (Retrieved on August 7, 2014)

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