Career Stress in Changing Times

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Psychology Press, 1990 - Business & Economics - 261 pages
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In terms of time, energy, and money, a career is one of the most important investments that a person makes during his or her lifetime. Career Stress in Changing Times is an exciting volume that covers the entire career cycle, from beginning through mid-career dilemmas to the retirement transition. Many key career issues and stressors--as they are experienced during each stage of one s career--are examined. Experts also explore the major social and cultural forces that influence careers and will continue to do so in the next century, including women s influx into the workplace, the decline of blue-collar labor, the changing demographics of our nation, and the movement toward a world economy.

Career Stress in Changing Times is ideal for individuals involved in career planning activities, professionals counseling people engaged in career planning transitions, and educators involved in teaching career planning seminars. This volume is unique in that it blends the work of academic researchers with that of practitioners on the firing line; it blends theoretical and conceptual work with empirical, data-based research as well as with the results of in-depth interviews and reports from the direct experience of practitioners."
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Current and Future Themes
25
Changes in the Labor Force
33
Current and Future Themes
39
An Integrated Career Planning Model
45
Career Planning Course
51
Easing the Transition
61
Encounter What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
68
Discussion and Implications for Practice
129
Fear and Uncertainty
139
The Important Role of Appraisal
147
Conclusion
155
Cell 1Youre Fired
161
I Need a Change
170
Conclusions
176
Measures
182

Change and Acquisition Ive Learned the Ropes Around
75
Transition from School to Work
87
Job Search Strategy
94
An Exploratory
113
Method
119
Discussion
199
MidCareer Transition
205
Ways of Dealing Effectively with MidCareer Transitional
213
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JAMES C. QUICK is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Texas, Arlington.

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