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Work Careers : A Developmental Perspective - Daniel C. Feldman

Work Careers

A Developmental Perspective

By: Daniel C. Feldman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th October 2002
ISBN: 9780787959166
Number Of Pages: 416

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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.

" offers a comprehensive exploration of how an individual's career unfolds from early childhood through to retirement " (Business a.m, 3 December 2002)

Foreword xi
Neal Schmitt

Preface xv

The Contributors xix

Part One: Foundations of Career Development

1 Stability in the Midst of Change: A Developmental Perspective on the Study of Careers 3
Daniel C. Feldman

2 More than the Big Five: Personality and Careers 27
Jill C. Bradley, Arthur P. Brief, Jennifer M. George

3 Skill Acquisition and Person-Environment Fit 63
Cheri Ostroff, Yuhyung Shin, Barbara Feinberg

Part Two: 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
Daniel C. Feldman

5 The School-to-Work Transition 126
Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison

6 The Establishment Years: A Dependence Perspective 159
Terri A. Scandura

7 Career Development in Midcareer 186
Harvey L. Sterns, Linda M. Subich

8 Career Issues Facing Older Workers 214
Terry A. Beehr, Nathan A. Bowling

Part Three: The Changing Context of Career Development

9 Public Policy and the Changing Legal Context of Career Development 245
Jon M. Werner

10 The Changing Organizational Context of Careers 274
Carrie R. Leana

11 International Careers as Repositories of Knowledge: A New Look at Expatriation 294
Gregory K. Stephens, Allan Bird, Mark E. Mendenhall

Part Four: Directions for Industrial/Organizational Practice and Research

12 Organizational Assistance in Career Development 323
Manuel London

13 Advancing Research on Work Careers: A Developmental Perspective on Theory Building and Empirical Research 346
Daniel C. Feldman

Name Index 373

Subject Index 385

ISBN: 9780787959166
ISBN-10: 0787959162
Series: J-B SIOP Frontiers Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 4th October 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.95 x 15.65  x 3.47
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1