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ERIC Number: EJ849059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Integrating Social Class into Vocational Psychology: Theory and Practice Implications
Diemer, Matthew A.; Ali, Saba Rasheed
Journal of Career Assessment, v17 n3 p247-265 2009
Although social class plays a salient and significant role in career development and occupational attainment, social class is underrepresented in vocational psychology theory, scholarship, and practice. Vocational psychologists are in a unique position to meet the career development needs of persons from all social classes by integrating a fuller understanding of social class into their scholarship and practice. This article provides an interdisciplinary review of conceptualization and operationalization of social class, the consideration of social class by theories of career development, the impact of social class upon career development processes, and implications of social class for career counseling and assessment. Through helping vocational psychologists more deeply understand social class and its interconnections to career development and occupational attainment, this article intends to create a springboard for the further integration of social class into vocational psychology scholarship and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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