ERIC Number: ED219532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between the Professional Career Development and Adult Life Cycle for Women and Men.
Phillips, Rebecca R.
The Career Development Inventory--Adult Form was used to measure career development, and three instruments were used to measure the life cycle or personal phasic development in order to seek a relationship between the adult life cycle and the professional career development cycle for women and men. Population for the study was a random sample of 133 subjects drawn from traditional and nontraditional classes in institutions in a standard metropolitan statistical area. Scores on the four instruments used were analyzed by Pearson correlations, Fisher's zr transformation, multiple regression, and multivariate analysis of variance techniques. No significant relationship was found between the career development cycle and the adult development life cycle of professionals. No significant difference was found between men and women professionals in the career cycle-life cycle relationship. However, age was significantly related to adult development. Generally, as age increased, the subjects appeared in more advanced phases of adult development. Also, as age increased, so did concern with societal/community commitments and with post-midlife personal relationship issues, while concern with pre-midlife personal relationship issues decreased. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adults, Aging (Individuals), Career Development, Developmental Stages, Developmental Tasks, Females, Influences, Males, Midlife Transitions
R. Phillips, New Mexico Career Information System and Vocational Guidance Project, Secondary and Adult Education--COE, 3090 Mesa Vista Hall, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 98131 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Cycles