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ERIC Number: ED124764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Model of Career Development in Early Adulthood. Occasional Paper No. 12.
Crites, John O.
The paper proposes a comprehensive model of career development in early adulthood and addresses some of the theoretical and research issues central to furthering knowledge of how and why young adults enter and adjust to their jobs. The disciplines of vocational and organizational psychology, adjustment and developmental psychology, and industrial and occupational sociology are invoked to identify and enumerate the theoretical salient variables. Then, relationships among these variables are explicated and hypotheses for research are deduced. Procedures are outlined by which these variables might be operationally defined and measured. Finally, there is a consideration of the applicability of the model to interventive programs designed to facilitate the job-entry process. Included is the "Career Adjustment Inventory," constructed to assess the effectiveness of these interventions and to measure relevant vocational behaviors. A three-page bibliography is also included. (Author/NJ)
Descriptors: Career Development, Entry Workers, Models, Social Psychology, Tests, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes, Young Adults
Center for Vocational Education, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (Order Number OC12, $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.