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The Double Edge Sword: Rethinking the Benefits of Delayed Gratification & Its Potential Contribution to Work-Life Conflict and Career Burnout

By Brittany Shields In the past delayed gratification, identified as the ability to postpone immediate gratification for long term rewards, was viewed as an ability with only positive correlates such as academic achievement, high SAT scores, few behaviour problems and higher rates of college completion and income (Mischel, Ebbesen, Zeiss, 1972; Mischel, Shoda & Peake,…

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Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Calling: Sexual Orientation as a Potential Moderating Variable

By Cassidy Wilson LGBTQ individuals continue to be some of the most misrepresented and marginalized groups of people within society, and the workforce today (Köllen, 2015; Marrs & Staton, 2016; Myung & Park, 2016). My proposed area of research involves an investigation of the connections between self-efficacy and people’s sense of calling, with a focus…

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Occupational Change: On the Horns of A Dilemma

By Duygu Biricik Gulseren Occupation, as used by careers researchers and practitioners, refers to a set of duties that require similar skills (International Labor Office, 1990). When people change occupations, they change the skill sets they use to make a living. Most of the time, they need to gain new skills to be eligible for…

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Community-Based Workers: A Practitioner-Researcher’s Agenda

By Angela M. Contreras Community workers are those who provide direct or indirect services to or for the benefit of members of vulnerable communities. Some are paid, some are unpaid. Some are full-time employees, others are part-timers. Some occupy permanent positions, others are short-term contract employees. Some are men, most are women. I also consider necessary…

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Making Sense of Career Counselling Interventions in Canada

By Eleanor Becker Preface Like the field of counselling psychology at large, career counselling theories and their corresponding applied interventions have undergone shifts and transformations over the past several decades, often in attunement with socioeconomic and political factors (Neault, 2014). It has been suggested that there are a number of trends among recent theories of…

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Career Development Success: Themes Among the Experiences of Young People Formerly in Care

By Ashlee Kitchenham Preface Career development is often an exploratory and leisurely process for many young people transitioning into adulthood from industrialized countries in the 21st century (Arnett, 2000). This population is typically supported emotionally and practically by their family of origin and as a result they are able to allocate more time and resources…

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Sport career transition: Strengths, challenges and innovations over time

By Zarina A. Giannone Evolution of Sport Career Transition Research Research in the area of sport career transition has demonstrated that 15-20% of retired athletes experience transition distress, often necessitating career intervention and psychological support (Alfermann, 2000; Stambulova, Alfermann, Statler, & Cote, 2009; Wylleman, Theeboom, & Lavallee, 2004). Over the past six decades, several major…

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