ERIC Number: ED467240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Career Development for Meaningful Life Work. ERIC Digest.
Achieving meaningful life work is a process that involves aligning one's work with one's true essence or core self. It is an ongoing process that involves self-reflection to discover the deep passions within and then exploration of how to bring those passions or interests to bear in meaningful ways at work. In response to the need to address the evolving concept of meaningful work, a new construct known as career happiness has emerged. Career happiness results when individuals find or develop careers that allow them to express their core identities and values, that tap into their true essence. Career development theories such as constructivism, adaptability, planned happenstance, and connecting spirit and work support the development of careers that are purposeful and meaningful. (Contains 16 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Constructivism (Learning), Happiness, Job Satisfaction, Life Satisfaction, Quality of Working Life, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Values, Well Being, Work Attitudes, Work Ethic
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Center on Education and Training for Employment, College of Education, The Ohio State University, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090. For full text: http://www.ericacve.org/pubs.asp.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.