ERIC Number: EJ932392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
New Questions for Vocational Psychology: Premises, Paradigms, and Practices
Savickas, Mark L.
Journal of Career Assessment, v19 n3 p251-258 Aug 2011
The innovative responses of vocational psychology and career counseling to the important questions raised by people living in information societies will continue the disciplines' tradition of helping individuals link their lives to the economic context. The questions pertaining to perspectives, paradigms, and practices arise mainly from the increasing dominance of "jobless work," which moves people from project to project and from one culture to another culture. These recurring transitions mean that individuals cannot maintain their employment, so they must maintain their employability and actively manage their careers through adaptability, intentionality, life-long learning, and autobiographical reasoning. The emerging practice of career counseling seems to take the general form of constructing career through small stories, deconstructing and reconstructing the small stories into a large story, and co-constructing intention and action to begin the next episode in that large story.
Descriptors: Industrial Psychology, Career Counseling, Employment, Employment Potential, Career Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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