ERIC Number: EJ936837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
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The Role of Narrative in Career Construction Theory
Del Corso, Jennifer; Rehfuss, Mark C.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v79 n2 p334-339 Oct 2011
Career construction theory (CCT) (Savickas, 2005) approaches career counseling and career development from a constructivist and narrative perspective. As career theories move towards incorporating holistic approaches that take into consideration individuals' subjective experiences, narrative theory offers a means to draw out and clarify this story. Career construction theory, effectively integrates narrative and career conceptualizations to holistically create clarity in understanding what, how, and why individuals author their lives and careers in order to help individuals develop a cohesive identity, adapt within their environment, and construct the next chapter of their career story.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Career Counseling, Career Development, Personal Narratives, Holistic Approach, Careers
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