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. 43, No. 1, September

A Super Contribution to Vocational Theory: Work Values
It has been virtually axiomatic from the beginnings of the theories of vocational behavior that abilities and interests are important variables in the choice of a career. Recently, a third variable, so-called "work values," has begun to be incorporated...
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Career Adaptability in Adults: A Construct Whose Time Has Come
What do we mean by career development of adults? Is an adult in transition less career mature than one who has remained in the same job? How do we as career theorists deal with the realities of the late 20th and early 21st century marketplace? Donald...
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Careers in a Cultural Context
Donald Super's work in developmental vocational psychology has been a major contribution to the field. As a theoretical model it has informed both theory and practice and has been a catalyst for researchers. One of the concerns with Super's model, however,...
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Donald Edwin Super: The Career of a Planful Explorer
In the spring of 1934, a young counselor, who specialized in job placement as an assistant employment secretary at the Cleveland YMCA, attended the annual meeting of the National Vocational Guidance Association (NVGA) held in Cleveland, Ohio, with the...
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Measuring Career Development: Current Status and Future Directions
The storied landscape of Donald E. Super's path through vocational psychology includes reports of many important contributions. To me, the most impressive contributions coalesce into one theme; namely, his often used talent for transforming innovative...
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Readiness for Career Choices: Planning, Exploring, and Deciding
Perhaps the most important contribution of Donald Super was his emphasis on the fact that careers develop. That is, whereas occupational decisions might otherwise be considered in relative isolation, Super's work sugested that such decisions must be...
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Role Salience and Multiple Roles: A Gender Perspective
From the beginning, Donald Super has recognized that people make a life while they are making a living. For Super, career decisions are only one aspect of life as a journey, made richer through self-understanding and choices based on personal goals and...
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Self-Concept Theory in Career Development and Counseling
Among the many important theoretical contributions of Donald Super was his emphasis on career development as a process of self-concept implementation. Super originally suggested the important role of the self-concept in career development in a 1949 speech...
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The Thematic-Extrapolation Method: Incorporating Career Patterns into Career Counseling
Since the days of Frank Parsons' true reasoning (Parsons, 1909), career counselors have faced the problem of how to help clients anticipate their future career directions, performances, and satisfactions. Today, many service settings have policies recommending...
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