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Career Development: A Lifespan Perspective (Introduction to the Special Section)

Career Development: A Lifespan Perspective (Introduction to the Special Section) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT, 1998, 22 (1), 1–6 Career Development: A Lifespan Perspective (Introduction to the Special Section) Fred W. Vondracek The Pennsylvania State University, USA One of the consequences of living in the industrialised world at the end of the 20th century is that for many individuals the meaning of work has moved well beyond its original focus of providing for the basic human needs of food and shelter. Today, individuals can choose the type of work they pursue, the relative priority they give to work as opposed to other activities, and the conditions of work. The type of work that individuals choose orients and controls their behaviours well beyond the work setting. It in uences the goals they set for themselves and the rewards they hope to gain by achieving them (Havighurst, 1982). It plays a large role in determining the socio- economic status individuals achieve in life, the role they play in their community, and the manner in which they participate in the larger society. Perhaps most importantly, in our society it is often work, more than anything else, that forms the basis of how individuals view themselves, of their identity (Erickson, 1968). In view http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Behavioral Development SAGE

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0165-0254
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10.1080/016502598384487
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT, 1998, 22 (1), 1–6 Career Development: A Lifespan Perspective (Introduction to the Special Section) Fred W. Vondracek The Pennsylvania State University, USA One of the consequences of living in the industrialised world at the end of the 20th century is that for many individuals the meaning of work has moved well beyond its original focus of providing for the basic human needs of food and shelter. Today, individuals can choose the type of work they pursue, the relative priority they give to work as opposed to other activities, and the conditions of work. The type of work that individuals choose orients and controls their behaviours well beyond the work setting. It in uences the goals they set for themselves and the rewards they hope to gain by achieving them (Havighurst, 1982). It plays a large role in determining the socio- economic status individuals achieve in life, the role they play in their community, and the manner in which they participate in the larger society. Perhaps most importantly, in our society it is often work, more than anything else, that forms the basis of how individuals view themselves, of their identity (Erickson, 1968). In view

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International Journal of Behavioral DevelopmentSAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1998

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