Work Careers: A Developmental Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

A Guide to How Careers Develop at Different Stages of the Work Life

Work Careers brings together a stellar panel of experts from the fields of industrial and organizational psychology, counseling and clinical psychology, social psychology, organizational behavior, and human resource management. This volume offers a comprehensive exploration of how an individual's career unfolds from early childhood through retirement. Based on the most recent findings and current research, the volume also focuses on changes in the societal and organizational contexts of career development and reveals how context shapes and constrains individual career decisions. Contributors include:
Terry A. Beehr Nathan A. Bowling Jill C. Bradley Allan Bird Arthur P. Brief Daniel C. Feldman Barbara J. Feinberg Jennifer M. George Carrie R. Leana Manuel London Mark E. Mendenhall Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison Cheri Ostroff Terri A. Scandura Neal Schmitt Yuhung Shin Gregory K. Stephens Harvey L. Sterns Linda Mezydlo Subich Jon M. Werner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787959166
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/20/2002
  • Series: J-B SIOP Frontiers Series , #9
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,326,767
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel C. Feldman (Ph.D., Yale University) is the James Bradley Distinguished Foundation Fellow at the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Management, the associate editor of Human Resource Management, and the consulting editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Contributors
Pt. 1 Foundations of Career Development
1 Stability in the Midst of Change: A Developmental Perspective on the Study of Careers 3
2 More Than the Big Five: Personality and Careers 27
3 Skill Acquisition and Person-Environment Fit 63
Pt. 2 Career Development Across the Life Span
4 When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It: Career Indecision and Vocational Choices of Teenagers and Young Adults 93
5 The School-to-Work Transition 126
6 The Establishment Years: A Dependence Perspective 159
7 Career Development in Midcareer 186
8 Career Issues Facing Older Workers 214
Pt. 3 The Changing Context of Career Development
9 Public Policy and the Changing Legal Context of Career Development 245
10 The Changing Organizational Context of Careers 274
11 International Careers as Repositories of Knowledge: A New Look at Expatriation 294
Pt. 4 Directions for Industrial/Organizational Practice and Research
12 Organizational Assistance in Career Development 323
13 Advancing Research on Work Careers: A Developmental Perspective on Theory Building and Empirical Research 346
Name Index 373
Subject Index 385
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