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Work Careers: A Developmental Perspective

ISBN: 978-0-7879-5916-6
416 pages
October 2002, Pfeiffer
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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.
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Foreword (Neal Schmitt).


The Contributors.

Part One: Foundations of Career Development.

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

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

3 Skill Acquisition and Person-Environment Fit (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 (Daniel C. Feldman).

5 The School-to-Work Transition (Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison).

6 The Establishment Years: A Dependence Perspective (Terri A. Scandura).

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

8 Career Issues Facing Older Workers (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 (Jon M. Werner).

10 The Changing Organizational Context of Careers (Carrie R. Leana).

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

Part Four: Directions for Industrial/Organizational Practice and Research.

12 Organizational Assistance in Career Development (Manuel London).

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

Name Index.

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