Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring

Career Counseling Revisited: A Developmental Perspective
Abstract: This article explores the interactions between developmental stage differences and career planning. It illustrates how developmentally-based beliefs about work and career, the nature of career counseling, the role of a counselor, and one's...
Career Theories and Their Relationship to Cognitive Development
Abstract: This article organizes the most commonly cited career theories into three general areas. It then discusses the influence of Perry's schema for cognitive development on career development and decisionmaking. At the end of the Ron Shelton (1988)...
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT and the DEVELOPMENT of SELF-EFFICACY and CAREER DECIDEDNESS AMONG ADULT COLLEGE STUDENTS
Students in the federally funded student support services program that we direct, called Cornerstone, require academic, personal, and career planning support in order to persist toward a degree. The majority of our students are adults; they all commute...
David Kolb's Experiential Learning Model and Career Development
The ability to learn from experience is an important skill. Perry (1999), Friere (1970), Dewey (1958), Lewin (1951), and others have stressed that the heart of all learning lies in the way we process experience, in particular, our critical reflection...
Introduction to This Issue
During my career as a manager, career coach, organizational consultant, and college professor, I have observed a wide range of behavior among people in how they deal with the complexities and ambiguities that life presents. For example, in the outplacement...
Making Life and Career Choices in the Third Phase of Life
This is a report of an ongoing research study into how people make important life and career choices in middle or late adulthood (the so-called "Third Phase" of life). We are trying to understand how people see and experience the process of adult life...
The Relationship between Cognitive Development and Career Decision Making: Implications for the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Process
"Career development theories can be considered cognitive development theories as well." This statement by Dr. Susan KHm in her examination of the relationship between level of cognitive development and career decision-making, has particular relevance...
The Relationship between Level of Cognitive Development and Career Decision Making
A variety of developmental theories have been proposed to explain different aspects of human development. What has been lacking has been more specific linkages between these various facets of development. Over the past 18 years since this author's doctoral...
The Search for Parsimony Revisited
AbstractThe interface between theoretical perspectives on human behavior and the realities of applying sound principles to the behavior of actual individuals continues to be a major frustration for practitioners. A variety of theories have been developed...
Using Cognitive Development Theory in a Higher Education Career Development Program
During the many years that we have been doing career development work, we have asked ourselves why some students seem to be very engaged and self-directed in their work, while others look to us for direction and answers. Some manage the ambiguity of...