Career Development Quarterly

The quarterly official journal of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Publishes articles on career interventions, career counseling, individual and organizational career development, work and leisure, career education, career coaching, and

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 3, March

A Context-Rich Perspective of Career Exploration across the Life Roles
Building on the recent contributions of Donald Super (e.g., 1980), this article presents a broadened lens with which to view theory, research, and practice in career exploration. Super's contributions on career adaptability and the lifecareer rainbow...
Advancing Life-Span, Life-Space Theory: Introduction to the Special Section
Shortly after Donald E. Super's death in 1994, the National Career Development Association (Hartung, 1995) and the Counseling Psychology Division in the American Psychological Association (Savickas, 1995) each sponsored a symposium to honor the man and...
"A Little More Than Kin, and Less Than Kind": Basic Interests in Vocational Research and Career Counseling
The history of basic interests helps explain their under-use as a meaningful dimension in the interpretation of career inventories. Research and reflection support new attention to basic interests for four reasons: (a) basic interests may be more optimal...
Career Adaptability: An Integrative Construct for Life-Span, Life-Space Theory
The four segments in the life-span, life-space approach to comprehending and intervening in careers (individual differences, development, self, and context), constitute four perspectives on adaptation to life roles. Adaptation serves as a bridging construct...
Longitudinal Relationships between Part-Time Work and Career Development in Adolescents
In discussions about the effects of part-time work on adolescents, career development processes have received little attention. This study examined relationships between part-time work and two components of career development (work values and career...
Super's Life-Span, Life-Space Approach and Its Outlook for Refinement
The major elements of Super's life-span, life-space approach, their origins, and their evolution are briefly described. Five categories of possible future refinements in Super's approach are suggested. This special section of The Career Development Quarterly...
The Development of Career Development Theory
As I read the four articles in this special issue on the advancement and further articulation of the life-span, life-space theory of Donald E. Super (Super, 1980), I was struck by three common themes that united all four articles. The first, of course,...
Toward an Expanded Definition of Adaptive Decision Making
This article draws from the life-span, life-space model (Super, 1980, 1990) of career development to examine the definition of adaptive decision making. First, the existing definition of adaptive decision making as "rational" decision making is reviewed....
Workshop to Orient Students to Career Planning Services
This article describes a 1-hour workshop designed to orient students to a career resource center and assist them with career decision making. In the course of marketing the resources of a career planning center in a college environment, it is common...