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. 59, No. 1, September

An Outcome Study of Career Decision Self-Efficacy and Indecision in an Undergraduate Constructivist Career Course
This study explored outcomes in a constructivist career course. Using a pretest-posttest design, the authors assessed the empowerment (operationalized as career decision self-efficacy) and career indecision of 82 culturally diverse college students at...
Discourse Analysis in Career Counseling and Development
Discourse analysis can be used to understand and interpret culturally and socially produced meanings regarding work and to outline how specific rules and conventions can configure meaning production of work in context. The implications of some core concepts...
Improving Measurement of Workplace Sexual Identity Management
The purpose of this study was to advance measurement of sexual identity management for lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers. Psychometric properties of a revised version of the Workplace Sexual Identity Management Measure (WSIMM; Anderson, Croteau, Chung,...
Life and Work Values of Counselor Trainees: A National Survey
This national web-based study used the Schwartz Value Survey (Schwartz, 1994) and Super's Work Values Inventory-Revised (Zytowski, n.d.) to identify general life and work value orientations of 674 female and male entry-level counselor trainees residing...
Multicultural Career Counseling: A National Survey of Competencies and Practices
Career counselors' multicultural competence has not been widely investigated. In this study, a national sample of 230 career counselors completed an online survey that included measures of career counseling self-efficacy and multicultural counseling...
The Salience of a Career Calling among College Students: Exploring Group Differences and Links to Religiousness, Life Meaning, and Life Satisfaction
The authors examined the degree to which 1st-year college students endorse a career calling and how levels of calling differ across demographic variables and religiousness, life meaning, and lire satisfaction. Forty-four percent of students believed...
Using Technology to Deliver Career Development Services: Supporting Today's Students in Higher Education
Career services professionals are increasingly involved in decisions regarding the use of technology. This article presents a number of considerations to be explored, including the characteristics and needs of today's students, available technologies,...