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Topics covered include:

  • Chaos theory,
  • Holland's theory of vocational decisions,
  • Career construction,
  • Cognitive information processing,
  • Super's career development stages,
  • Career metaphors,
  • Happenstance,
  • and more.

Career Development Theories and Career Management Models

Literature Search (Updated March 2017)

Amundson, N.E., (2005). The potential impact of global changes in work for career theory and practice. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 5, 91-99.

Amundson, N.E., Harris-Bowlsbey, J. & Niles, S.G., (2005). Essential elements of career counseling. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.

Arnold, J., (2004). The congruence problem in John Holland’s theory of vocational decisions. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 77, 95-113.

Arthur, N., McMahon, M. (Editors) (2018). Contemporary Theories of Career Development: International Perspectives. Routledge.

Arthur, N., McMahon, M. (2005). Multicultural career counseling: theoretical applications of the systems theory framework. Career Development Quarterly.

Baruch, Y., Szucs, N., Gunz, H. (2015). Career studies in search of theory: the rise and rise of concepts. Career Development International, Vol. 20 Iss: 1, pp. 3-20.

Baruch, Y. (2004). Transforming careers from linear to multidirectional career paths: Organisational and individual perspectives. Career Development International, 9, 1, 58-73.

Beaucher, C., (2007). The aspirations and career plans: to better understand the intentions for the future of youth vocational training, Youth and Society Observatory. Bulletin Information, Vol. 6, No. 4, p 6 – 8.

Bloch, D. P., (2005). Complexity, chaos and nonlinear dynamics: a new perspective on career development theory, Career Development Quarterly, 53, 194-207, March.

Boivin, M., and Goyer, L. (2007). Orientation: Challenges for practice in guidance? (Eds) F. Lesourd. Temporalities educational, pluralistic approaches. Practical French Review and Analysis of Training. 51 - 52

Boivin, M.D., and Goyer, L. (2006). The multiple challenges of practical guidance for today. In practice, September, 4, 15 – 16.

Borgen, W.A., Amundson, N.E., & Reuter, J. (2004). Using portfolios to enhance career resilience. Journal of Employment Counseling, 41, 50 – 59.

Bright, J. E.H., Pryor, R. G.L. (2005). The chaos theory of careers: a user’s guide. Career Development Quarterly, 53, 291-305, June.

Brott, P. E., (2005). A Constructivist look at life roles, Career Development Quarterly, Dec.

Brown, S. D., Lent, R. W., (Editors) (2005). Career Development and Counselling: Putting Theory and Research to Work, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Bujold, C. (2004). Constructing career through narrative. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 64, 470-484.

Bujold, C., and Gingras, M. (2010). A new paradigm for guidance: prospects, limitations and challenges. The educational and Vocational Guidance, 39 (1), 73 – 86.

Bujold, C. & Gingras, M. (2006). Career Choice and Career Development. 2nd Edition. Gaetin Morin.

Cardoso, P., Silva, J.R., Goncalves, M.M., Duarte, M.E. (2014). Innovative moments and change in Career Construction Counseling. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Volume 84, Issue 1, Pages 11-20.

Cardoso, P., Silva, J.R., Goncalves, M.M., Duarte, M.E. (2014). Narrative innovation in life design counseling: The case of Ryan. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Volume 85, Issue 3, Pages 276-286.

Chen, C. (2003). Integrating perspectives in career development theory and practice, Career Development Quarterly, March.

Cox, E., Bachkirova, T., Clutterbuck, D. (2014). Theoretical Traditions and Coaching Genres: Mapping the Territory. Advances in Developing Human Resources.

Dagley, J.C., & Salter, S.K. (2004). Practice and research in career counseling and development. The Career Development Quarterly, 53, 98-157.

Dodd, V. and Hooley, T. (2016). Evaluation of the Legacy Careers Project. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby.

Doyle, A., Reilly, D., Treanor, D. (2013). The Disabled Student Journey: a new transition model is emerging. Trinity Education Papers. Special Issue: Examining Theory & Practice in Inclusive Education. Volume 2, Number 2.

Dussault, M., Bourassa, B., Fournier, G., Lachance, L., Negura, L., and Spain A. (2009). New realities In The Work World: The Impact on Workers and on the Practice of Professional Career Counsellors. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 8 (1), 11 – 21. Summary

Fisher Turesky, E., Gronich, L., (2008). Going Beyond Traditional Career Development Theories: Individualizing Counseling Using Cognitive Stage and Experiential Learning Theories, The Canadian Journal of Career Development, Volume 7, Number 2, 2008

Gibson, D. E. (2004). Role models in Career Development: New Directions for Theory and Research, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Vol. 65 (1), pp 134 – 156

Gingras, M. (2008). School starts: a path of innovative solution for development of the guidance approach. Bulletin of the Quebec Association – Academic and Career Information (AQISEP), 27 (1) 1 - 16

Gingras, M., Beaucher, C., (2007). Myths and Realities on Vocational Training. Academic Life, (144), p.53.

Goodman, J. (2006). Toward a holistic view. In D. Capuzzi & M.D. Stauffer (eds.), Career counseling: Foundations, perspectives, and applications (pp. 69-93), Boston:Pearson Education.

Goyer, L. (2008). Literature on interventions relating to career development in small and medium enterprises. Draft. (October) CCDF:Ottawa, 30p.

Guichard, J. (2005). Career theory from an international perspective, Career Development Quarterly, Sept.

Hartung, P.J., Savickas, M.L., and Walsh, W.B. (2014). APA Handbook of Career Intervention 2 Volume Set. American Psychological Association.

Hooley, T. (2015). A practical guide yo career learning and development: Innovation in Careers Education 11-19 British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 43(2): 241-243,

Hooley, T., and Barham, L. (Eds). (2015). Career Development Policy and Practice: The Tony Watts Reader. Stafford: Highflyers.

Ibarra, H. (2003) Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for reinventing Your Career, Harvard Business School Press, 2/10/

Inkson, K. (2004). Images of career: Nine key metaphors. Journal of Vocational Behaviour. 65, 96-111.

Johnston, C.S. (2016). A Systematic Review of the Career Adaptability Literature and Future Outlook. Journal of Career Assessment.

Kolb, D.A., Plovnick, M.S. (2015). The Experiential Learning Theory of Career Development. Andesite Press.

Mackay, S., Morris, M., Hooley, T., Neary, S. (2016). Maximizing the impact of careers services on career management skills: a review of the literature. University of Derby.

McDonald, K. (2015). Career Development: A human resource development perspective. Routledge.

McMahon, M. (2014). New Trends in Theory Development in Career Psychology. In G. Arulmani, et al (eds.). Handbook of Career Development. International and Cultural Psychology. Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.

National Career Development Association (NCDA). (2014). Career Development Theory and Its Application. NCDA

Niles, S.G., Harris-Bowlsbey, J.E.(2016). Career Development Interventions (5th Edition). Pearson.

Patton, W., McMahon, M.(2006). Career Development and Systems Theory, Sense Publishers.

Prior, R.G.L. & Bright, J.E.H. (2003). The chaos theory of careers. Australian Journal of Career Development, 12, 12-20.

Prior, R., Bright, J. (2011). The Chaos theory of Careers. A New Perspective of Working in the Twenty-First Century, Routledge.

Savickas, M.L., & Porfeli, E.J. (2012). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale: Construction, reliability, and measurement equivalence across 13 countries. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 748-753.

Savickas, M.L. & Porfeli, E.J. (2011). Revision of the Career Maturity Inventory: The adaptability form. Journal of Career Assessment, 19 (4) 335-374.

Savickas, M. (2005). The theory and practice of career construction. In S.D. brown & R.W. Lent (Eds). Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work (pp. 42-70). Hoboken, N.J.: john Wiley & Sons.

Savickas, M. (2003). Advancing the career counseling profession: objectives and strategies for the next decade. Career Development Quarterly, 52(1), 87-96.

Sedofia, J. (2013). Developmental Approaches: Ginzberg’s Theory of Career Choice and Development. International Journal of Innovative Education Research 2(1):20-25.

Sharf, R.S. (2013). Applying Career Development Theory to Counselling. Cengage Learning.

Siew Chin, W., Mohd Rasdi, R. (2014). Protean Career Development: Exploring the Individuals, Organizational and Job-related Factors. Asian Social Science: Vol. 10, No. 21.

Stead, G.B. & Bakker, T.M.. (2010). Self in career theory and counselling: A discourse analysis perspective. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 38, 45 – 60.

Swanson, J.L., Fouad, N.A. (2014). Career Theory and Practice. Sage Publishing.

Tanya, M. (2016). Career Development: Theories, Practices and Challenges. Nova Science Publishing Inc.

Tsitsika, A.K., Tzavela, E.C., Apostolidou, E., Antonogeorgos, G., Sakou, I-I., Bakoula. (2014). The career aspirations of adolescents with eating disorders: an exploratory study and suggested links to adolescent self-concept development. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Volume 26, Issue 1.

Valach, L. & Young, R.A. (2004). Some cornerstones in the development of a contextual action theory of career and counseling. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 4, 61-81.

Van Esbroeck, R., Tibos, K. & Zaman, M. (2005). A dynamic model of career choice and development, International Journal for educational and Vocational Guidance, 5, 5-18.

Vondracek, F.W., Ford, D.E., & Porfeli, E.J. (2014). A living systems theory of vocational behavior and development. Boston, MSA: Sense Publishers.

Young, Richard A., Marshall, Sheila K., Valach, Ladislaw, (2007) Making career theories more culturally sensitive: implications for counseling. Career Development Quarterly, Sept.

Young, RA. & Collin, A. (Eds). (2004). Constructivism and career theory. Special issue of the Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 64

Young, RA and Valach, L. (2010). The contribution of action theory to counseling psychology in defining a global context: Counselling: Giornale Italiano Ricerca e Applicazioni, 3

Young, RA, Marshall, S., & Valach, L. (2007). Making career theories more culturally sensitive: Implication for Counselling. Career Development Quarterly, 56, 4 – 18.

Watson, M.B. (2004). Career counseling theory, culture and constructivism. In M. McMahon & W. Patton (Eds.), Career counseling: Constructivist approaches (pp. 45-56). London: Routledge