Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, Summer

AN EXISTENTIAL FOUNDATION to CAREER COUNSELING ACROSS the LIFESPAN
An Existential Foundation to Career Counseling Across the LifespanThe ancient Greek myth of Sisyphus describes the experience of a man sentenced to an eternity of rolling a boulder up a hill. After exhausting effort to reach the top, the boulder rolls...
Introduction to This Issue
Here are the articles and their authors, in their order of presentation, as presented in the introduction written by our guiest editors Shae McCain and Zaraus Beard of Florida State University:The question of "why we work?" is perhaps among the most...
Millenial Employment through Maslow's Eyes
In modern society, the world of work appears to be at an exponential pace. With globalization, technological advances, and cultural shifts, there exist new employment options and resources in diverse work settings that were previously nonexistent. Because...
SERVICE DOGS for VETERANS with PTSD: Implications for Workplace Success
PTSD and EmploymentApproximately 8% (19,300,000 individuals) of the 2014 United States (U.S.) civilian population over the age of 18 were Veterans of the U.S. military (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014). Of those individuals, nearly 23% reported a service-connected...
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WORKING: A New Perspective for Career Development
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WORKING: A New Perspective for Career Development by David L. Blustein, Nadia J. K. Gill, Alexandra C. Kenna, and Kerri A. Murphy, Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, Vol 21, No 4, Winter 2005-2006.AbstractIn this article,...
THE VOCATIONAL MEANING SURVEY [VMS] an Exploration of Importance in Current Work
Work provides an opportunity to satisfy a wide variety of human needs including economic, social, identity, time and life structure, as well as meaning and purpose of existence (Schaffer, 1953). In other words, work itself offers precious gifts to one's...
WHY WE WORK: An Analysis of Work Purpose
IntroductionWork has been an important part of the daily lives of many Americans since the industrial revolution (Reardon, Lenz, Peterson, & Sampson, 2017). Various factors influencing work include satisfying one's financial needs, supporting one's...
WHY WE WORK: An Application of Holland's Theory to Meaning
Counseling is perhaps among the most under-estimated and unappreciated areas of psychotherapy. A career counselor assists individuals of all ages in every developmental stage of their lives. Counselors' work includes assisting the client in meeting goals,...
WHY WE WORK: School Counselors and Their Role in Helping P-12 Students Learn about the World of Work
The role of school counselors in the pre-school through grade twelve setting (P-12) is broad and varied. From providing individual counseling, to teaching classroom lessons, to conducting faculty and parent workshops, school counselors perform duties...
WORK AND WHY WE DO IT: A Systems Theory Framework Perspective
Work in all its forms is an inherently systemic activity; work is deeply embedded in the lives of individuals (Arulmani, 2011; Richardson, 2003). It is central to our lives. Work is much more than "a job to be done or a livelihood to be earned" (Arulmani,...
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