ERIC Number: ED195635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Diagnostic Taxonomy of Adult Career Problems.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This report proposes a pioneering diagnostic taxonomy of adult career problems, describes its development, and documents the results of a pilot test using a preliminary design to validate the taxonomy. The report is based on a study which had four major activities: a literature review of adult career development and pertinent taxonomies, a descriptive analysis of adult career problems, a formulation of alternative taxonomic models, and a pilot validation study. Following an executive summary and an introduction, the report consists of five major sections. Chapter 2, Adult Career Development Stages, presents an extensive review of the stages which occur over the life span: preparation, establishment, maintenance, and retirement. Within each stage a comprehensive list of career development tasks is specified. Chapter 3, A Diagnostic Taxonomy of Adult Career Problems, addresses the conceptualization and development of the taxonomy. Major tasks explored are decision making, implementing plans, organizational/institutional performance, and organizational/institutional adaptation. Chapter 4,The Diagnostic Assessment of Career Development Problems, provides a framework emphasizing problem identification, problem analysis, and problem evaluation. Case studies are included. Chapter 5 reports on a pilot study based on a direct measurement design of problem behaviors of the establishment stage, and Chapter 6 discusses implications for further research and makes twelve recommendations. A reference list concludes the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Ladders, Career Planning, Careers, Classification, Developmental Stages, Employment Problems, Evaluation Methods, Identification
Crites Career Consultants, Inc., P.O. Box 868, College Park, MD 20740 ($1.00; 10% discount for orders over 100).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Appendix A, the Career Adjustment and Development Inventory, was removed due to copyright restrictions. It is obtainable separately from Crites Career Consultants, Inc.--see Availability Statement.