Voices in transition: Lessons on career adaptability

Christopher A. Ebberwein, Thomas S. Krieshok, Jon C. Ulven, Ellie C. Prosser

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Abstract

Occupational problems have negative consequences across life domains, yet relatively little research addresses the psychological resources necessary for the adult career transition. Considering Super's concept of career adaptability (D. E. Super & E. G. Knasel, 1981), the authors outline what they believe adults need to successfully manage the transition. Individuals in transition were interviewed and their responses were analyzed using qualitative methods. Participants who anticipated career change planfully and realistically, even when their jobs appeared to be secure, cited better experiences of the transition and perceived themselves to be coping better than did participants who ignored signs of change or reacted unrealistically soon after the job loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-306
Number of pages15
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Volume52
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Psychology
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Career adaptability
Career transition
Psychological
Job loss
Qualitative methods
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Career change

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Ebberwein, C. A., Krieshok, T. S., Ulven, J. C., & Prosser, E. C. (2004). Voices in transition: Lessons on career adaptability. Career Development Quarterly, 52(4), 292-306.

Voices in transition : Lessons on career adaptability. / Ebberwein, Christopher A.; Krieshok, Thomas S.; Ulven, Jon C.; Prosser, Ellie C.

In: Career Development Quarterly, Vol. 52, No. 4, 01.06.2004, p. 292-306.

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Ebberwein, CA, Krieshok, TS, Ulven, JC & Prosser, EC 2004, 'Voices in transition: Lessons on career adaptability', Career Development Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 292-306.
Ebberwein CA, Krieshok TS, Ulven JC, Prosser EC. Voices in transition: Lessons on career adaptability. Career Development Quarterly. 2004 Jun 1;52(4):292-306.
Ebberwein, Christopher A. ; Krieshok, Thomas S. ; Ulven, Jon C. ; Prosser, Ellie C. / Voices in transition : Lessons on career adaptability. In: Career Development Quarterly. 2004 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 292-306.
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