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ERIC Number: EJ937651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Voluntary Midlife Career Change: Integrating the Transtheoretical Model and the Life-Span, Life-Space Approach
Barclay, Susan R.; Stoltz, Kevin B.; Chung, Y. Barry
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n5 p386-399 Sep 2011
Frequent career change is the predicted experience of workers in the global economy. Self initiating career changers are a substantial subset of the total population of career changers. There is currently a dearth of theory and research to help career counselors conceptualize the career change process for the application of appropriate interventions. The authors present an integration of a well-researched behavior change theory, the transtheoretical model of change, with Super's (1990) life-span, life-space approach. The corresponding stages of the 2 models are discussed along with theoretically appropriate interventions. The integrated model provides the basis for future research on the change process for voluntary midlife career changers. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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