ERIC Number: EJ863899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Toward a More Complex View of Career Exploration
Zikic, Jelena; Hall, Douglas T.
Career Development Quarterly, v58 n2 p181-191 Dec 2009
This article examines the concept of career exploration in adult populations. In contrast to the prevailing positive view of career exploration, the authors present a more complex and balanced perspective of this process, addressing some of the barriers to career exploration and the applicability of this concept to different populations. They examine differences between voluntary exploration and forced or chance exploration, discuss how relationships may be barriers to exploration, consider various outcomes of career explorations, and call for a more holistic view of the individual in career counseling.
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Exploration, Adjustment (to Environment), Holistic Approach, Self Concept, Lifelong Learning, Barriers, Interpersonal Relationship, Decision Making
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