ERIC Number: ED411421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Theories of Career Development. Fourth Edition.
Osipow, Samuel H.; Fitzgerald, Louise F.
This book describes and assesses the major theories of career choice and related research. The following are among the topics examined: history of vocational and career psychology (historical foundations; psychoanalytic conceptions of career choice; the Ginzberg, Ginsburg, Axelrad, and Herma theory; Tiedeman's developmental theory; recent history in vocational psychology); occupational classification systems (Roe's occupational classification system, Holland's system, the Dictionary of Occupational Titles, the Minnesota Occupational Classification III); theoretical concepts and definitional issues (concepts and issues related to career, vocational choice, career choice, and vocational adjustment); Holland's career typology theory of vocational behavior; developmental theories of vocational behavior (Super's self-concept developmental theory, aspects of adult career development, a developmental-contextual approach to careers); social learning approaches to career development theory (theory, research evidence, applications); the theory of work adjustment; personality, needs and values, mental health, and careers; social systems perspectives; the career development of women (contemporary theories of women's career development and career adjustment); minority career development (terminology and definitions, concepts and issues, applicability and limits of existing theoretical formulations); applications (career counseling literature, career indecision, career counseling research, career problems); a comparison of theories; and the status of career development. All chapters contain substantial reference lists. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Education, Classification, Comparative Analysis, Context Effect, Counseling Psychology, Counseling Theories, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories, Employed Women, Individual Needs, Mental Health, Minority Groups, Occupations, Personality Traits, Self Concept, Social Influences, Social Systems, Systems Approach, Values, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education
Allyn and Bacon, Needham Heights, MA 02194.
Publication Type: Books
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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