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. 61, No. 3, September

Adlerian Lifestyle, Stress Coping, and Career Adaptability: Relationships and Dimensions
In the new millennium, workers are vested with the responsibility of managing their own careers. Additionally, workers are expected to engage in the continual development of skills applicable across various work environments. With this need for continual...
Career-Ready Students: A Goal of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
This article opens with a rationale for and a definition of student career readiness. Next is a presentation of the qualities and attributes of career-ready students. Then discussion follows about what students need to become career ready. Following...
Factorial Invariance of the Indecision Scale of the Career Decision Scale: A Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Results of a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis (N = 686) indicated factorial invariance of a 3-factor model of the Indecision scale of the Career Decision Scale (CDS; Osipow, Carney, Winer, Yanico, & Koschier, 1976). Differential item function...
Getting Unemployed Job Seekers Back to Work: The Development of a Process Model of Employment Counseling Behavior
The aim of this study was to propose a tentative model of employment counseling based on 31 critical incident interviews with supervisors, employment counselors, and unemployed job seekers. The incidents (N = 599) mentioned in the interviews were inductively...
Introduction to the NCDA Centennial Special Series
This issue of The Career Development Quarterly ( CDQ) contains the third set in a series of invited articles to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Two eminent career scholars, Edwin L. Herr and Norman...
Relationships among Career Thoughts, Vocational Identity, and Calling: Implications for Practice
The concept of a calling in relation to career choice is a topic of interest in current literature. Exploring variables that may contribute to the presence of a calling is an important gap in the literature. This study examined career thoughts and vocational...
Rural High School Youth's Access to and Use of School-to-Work Programs
Rural youth face numerous barriers that may limit career exposure. School-to-work (STW) programs are one tool used to increase exposure and facilitate connections between school and work. Using a nationally representative data set, the authors investigated...
Social Class and Expectations of Rural Adolescents: The Role of Parental Expectations
This study investigated mechanisms involved in the intergenerational transmission of social class, specifically addressing the prediction of career expectations. The results indicated that among rural high school students (N= 200) in Grades 10-12, there...
Trends in the History of Vocational Guidance
In this article, the relationships between vocational guidance and vocational education, employment counseling, career guidance, and career counseling are explored. Also examined are the wide-ranging federal and state policies that have stimulated and...