ERIC Number: EJ863876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Adaptable Careers: Maximizing Less and Exploring More
van Vianen, Annelies E. M.; De Pater, Irene E.; Preenen, Paul T. Y.
Career Development Quarterly, v57 n4 p298-309 Jun 2009
Today, young adults are expected to decide between educational, vocational, and job options and to make the best choice possible. Career literatures emphasize the importance of young adults' career decision making but also acknowledge the problems related to making these decisions. The authors argue that career counselors could support clients' intuitive processing of career information and help their clients to develop a positive and flexible view of the self and the environment while diminishing concerns about accountability for and irreversibility of career decisions. The authors argue that career adaptability rather than decision making should become the focal concept of career theory and practice.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Careers, Decision Making, Career Counseling, Counselors, Self Concept, Adjustment (to Environment), Career Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands