ERIC Number: EJ863886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
Beyond the Self: External Influences in the Career Development Process
Duffy, Ryan D.; Dik, Bryan J.
Career Development Quarterly, v58 n1 p29-43 Sep 2009
The purpose of this article is to explore the wide spectrum of external influences that affect career decision making across the life span and, in particular, how these factors may directly or indirectly alter one's career trajectory and the extent of one's work volition. Career development practitioners are encouraged to respect externally oriented frameworks, explore the social influence of career choice alternatives faced by clients, encourage clients to voice their emotional responses to external constraints, and use career decision-making strategies that seek an optimal balance of internal and external influences.
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Social Influences, Emotional Response, Decision Making, Religious Factors, Public Service
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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