ERIC Number: EJ797624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Reference Count: 52
Positive Compromise: A New Perspective for Career Psychology
Chen, Charles P.
Australian Journal of Career Development, v13 n2 p17-28 Win 2004
One of the main challenges in the current world of work is the constant change and adjustment individuals encounter. To deal with such uncertainty, a person often has to give up something less feasible and achievable in order to accomplish career goals and projects that are more practical and obtainable. As a result, compromise becomes an inevitable vital construct in a person's career. This article explores the importance of maintaining an open stance in your work life--paying particular attention to the role of compromise in the career development process. It reviews the meaning of compromise in the current career theories; expands on the existing conceptualisation of compromise; and proposes a new perspective-- positive compromise--to redefine the role and function of compromise in vocational and career psychology. Following this new conceptual framework, implications for career development intervention and career counselling are illustrated.
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Counseling, Industrial Psychology, Cognitive Structures, Career Choice, Role, Perspective Taking, Occupational Aspiration, Adjustment (to Environment)
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