ERIC Number: EJ891416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
David V. Tiedeman: Engineer of Career Construction
Savickas, Mark L.
Career Development Quarterly, v56 n3 p217-224 Mar 2008
Tiedeman (1919-2004) designed the blueprint for equipping and building career construction theory. After making significant contributions to the statistical analysis of occupational behavior, he shifted to a constructivist epistemology for comprehending careers as the imposition of direction on vocational behavior. The cornerstones of his theoretical edifice unite the concepts that career emerges from self-organization, purposeful action bridges discontinuity, and decisions evolve through differentiation and integration. His counseling methods help clients reorganize self to better pursue purpose at work and in leisure. Tiedeman's model and methods remain instructive and inspiring to the contemporary theory and practice of career construction.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Psychological Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Epistemology, Theory Practice Relationship, Career Development, Change Agents, Counseling Techniques, Individual Development, Industrial Psychology, Social Theories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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