ERIC Number: ED422498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Career Barriers: How People Experience, Overcome, and Avoid Failure.
This book defines career barriers, considers how people react to them, and offers ways to overcome and prevent them. It is geared towards people experiencing career barriers; for students at the start of their careers; for seasoned employees wanting to avoid or be prepared to deal with career barriers; and for managers, human resource professionals, and researchers who want to understand how people confront career barriers. Chapter 1 describes characteristics of career barriers and types of barriers. Chapter 2 focuses on emotions and thoughts, and their relationships as they affect how people respond to negative life events. Chapter 3 describes coping strategies. Chapter 4 explains three parts to career motivation: resilience, insight, and identity. Chapter 5 looks more closely at resilience and an associated concept, hardiness. Chapter 6 outlines situational conditions that support career resilience, insight, and identity; describes factors that constitute a continuous learning culture; and considers ways to support older workers facing career decline. Chapter 7 describes programmatic interventions for organizations to help employees cope with career barriers. Chapter 8 makes recommendations to help people prevent career barriers. Appendixes include the following: additional case examples; a catalog of cases; case description and rating forms; and relationships between appraisal, coping, and career motivation. (Contains 213 references and author and subject indexes). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Career Education, Coping, Dislocated Workers, Employment Opportunities, Failure, Goal Orientation, Midlife Transitions, Motivation, Occupational Mobility, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Skill Obsolescence, Vocational Adjustment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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