ERIC Number: ED313621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
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Career Interventions That Create Hope.
Savickas, Mark L.
Temporal experience structures how people conceptualize their careers and enact vocational behavior. Optimal career success and satisfaction follow from an experience of time characterized by an orientation to a future that is densely populated with events clearly connected to present behavior. Career interventions may empower individuals by facilitating the temporal perspective, differentiation, and integration that sustain occupational achievement and career satisfaction. These interventions create hope when they make the future important, cause the future to seem real, and construct pathways that lead from the present to goal attainment. A hopeful temporal experience prompts the self-conscious awareness of a subjective career and engenders the planful attitudes and planning competencies that are critical to career decision making and adjustment. Teaching individuals to have a subjective career helps to shape their perspective on time, differentiate time into meaningful units, and connect events along a time continuum. The planful attitudes and planning skills that result from these interventions may generalize to empower individuals in other life roles. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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