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. 46, No. 1, September

Becoming Self-Employed
This study explored how persons become self-employed. In critical incident interviews (Flanagan, 1954) with 5 self-employed persons, the critical events that assisted or hindered progress toward self-employment were elicited in chronological order. First,...
E.K. Strong's Legacy and Beyond: 70 Years of the Strong Interest Inventory
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Strong Interest Inventory (19271997), this article reviews the history of this landmark inventory and the legacy of E. K Strong, Jr.; specifically, his development of the inventorying method and use of criterion-related...
Examination of Interest Inventories Based on Roe's Classification
This article describes the adaptation of two interest inventories translated into English, based on Roe's ( 1956) classification of occupations. In an analysis based on the responses of 181 participants, the items followed the 6 rules for interest inventory...
Ten-Year Stability of Holland Codes within One Family
This article reports a qualitative study of the incidence of Holland codes in three generations of one family over a 10-year time span. The stability of codes was very high whether or not the codes were consistent. Compatibility indexes between family...
The Joint Action of Parents and Adolescents in Conversation about Career
Analyses of 14 videotaped parent-adolescent career conversations reveal the socially constructed nature of career. These analyses are used to identify joint actions in career conversations, determine their patterns, and address their meaning for the...
Using the Adult Career Concerns Inventory to Measure Task Involvement
The Adult Career Concerns Inventory (ACCI) uses an attitudinal item-response scale to measure the planning attitudes dimension of career adaptability. This study examined the psychometric properties of the ACCI when used with a behavioral item-response...
Vocational Interests: A Look at the Past 70 Years and a Glance at the Future
This article reviews the literature on vocational interests. Ten themes about vocational interests are discussed: development, correlates, measurement, homogeneity and differentiation, career choice, sex differences, stability, structure, career counseling,...