With more than 400 articles the Encyclopedia of Career Development is the best reference tool for research on career-related topics. Covering a broad range of themes, the contributions to these two volumes represent original material written by leading researchers, academics and practitioners in the field of career development.
This multidisciplinary resource examines career-related issues from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, education, counselling, organizational behaviour and human resource management.
The Encyclopedia of Career Development:
- offers introductory materials prepared by the editors and supplementary appendices on key topics;
- incorporates global, cultural and international dimensions of careers and examines the social context of careers such as the contemporary work environment, emerging values in society, gender and ethnicity, social class and work-family interface;
- explores the evolution of careers including career stages, patterns and transitions, as well as variations in the meaning of career success;
- discusses career decision-making strategies, and looks at employment law and regulations that influence career development and decision making;
- analyzes initiatives used by employers, career counsellors and society to promote the effective career development.
Topics covered include:
- Theoretical Perspectives on Careers;
- The Social Context of Careers;
- Cultural and International Perspectives;
- Ethnicity, Gender, and Diversity;
- The Organizational Environment;
- Social Class and Background;
- The Work-life Interface;
- The Evolution and Development of Careers;
- Decision-Making and Career Development;
- Variations in Career Patterns and Career Success;
- Career Development Initiatives;
- Legislative and Regulatory Mandates;
- Assessment Areas and Techniques;
- Job Search and Organizational Recruiting;
- Professional Associations.