ERIC Number: EJ1093457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Career Adaptability and Attitudes to Low-Skilled Work by Individuals with Few Qualifications: "Getting By", "Getting On" or "Going Nowhere"
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v44 n2 p221-232 2016
Individuals who pass through low-skilled work in their careers can represent this phase as showing strength of character as obstacles are overcome. However, continuing to work in low-skilled employment has so many negative consequences that finding ways to assist those individuals' career development is an important challenge for guidance policy and practice. The progress, or lack thereof, by individuals from low-skilled employment in seven European countries is examined in the light of ideas about career adaptability. Do individuals differ in how they envisage the future (concern); the extent to which they take responsibility for their own development (control); explore visions of possible future selves (curiosity); and believe in their ability to succeed (confidence) [Savickas, M. L., & Porfeli, E. J. (2012). Career adapt-abilities scale: Construction, reliability, and measurement equivalence across 13 countries. "Journal of Vocational Behavior," 80, 661-673]?
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Labor Market, Career Development, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Employment, Employees, Career Guidance, Career Counseling, Vocational Adjustment, Skilled Workers, Employers, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Denmark; France; Germany; Italy; Poland; United Kingdom (England)