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A Dynamic Model of Career Choice Development

  • RAOUL VAN ESBROECKEmail author
  • KIM TIBOS
  • MARTINE ZAMAN
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Abstract

In modern society many hierarchical and time-related career development models have been proposed. Key to these models is the need to go through a career choice process in a specific order and according to a pre-set timing in order to achieve a good career decision. Recent theories lend support to some doubts about the extent to which these models are actually able to comply with reality. A new framework of thought is proposed

a dynamic model for career choice development. At the centre of this model is the idea of arriving at a decision after a flexible and non-hierarchical development process. Some consideration is given to what is needed to test the model and on possible consequences for career guidance practice.

Keywords

Modern Society Career Development Career Choice Career Decision Specific Order 
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Résumé. Un modèle dynamique du développement du choix professionnel.

Dans la société moderne, de nombreux modèles hiérarchiques ont été proposés qui intégraient la dimension temporelle du développement de la vie professionnelle. Un élément clé de ces modèles est la nécessité de passer par un processus de choix vocationnel dans un ordre spécifique donné, qui obéit à de séquences temporelles déterminées afin qu’une bonne décision vocationnelle soit prise. Les théories récentes mettent quelque peu en doute la pertinence de ces modèles par rapport à la réalité. On propose ici un nouveau cadre de pensée

un modèle dynamique pour le développement du choix vocationnel. Au centre de ce modèle il y a l’idée que l’on arrive à une décision après un processus de développement flexible et non-hiérarchisé. Quelques réflexions sont proposées sur ce qu’il est nécessaire de faire pour tester le modèle et sur les conséquences possibles pour la pratique en matière de conseils d’orientation vocationnelle.

Zusammenfassung. Ein dynamisches Modell der Berufsentscheidungsvorbereitung.

In der modernen Gesellschaft wurden viele hierarchische und auf Zeitabläufe bezogene Berufswahlmodelle vorgeschlagen. Kern dieser Modelle ist die Notwendigkeit, einen Berufswahlprozess in einer bestimmten Reihenfolge und nach einem bestimmten Zeitplan zu durchlaufen, um zu guten Berufswahlentscheidungen zu kommen. Aktuelle Theorien nähren allerdings die Zweifel daran, in welchem Ausmaß derartige Modelle der Realität entsprechen. Ein neuer gedanklicher Rahmen wird hier vorgeschlagen

Ein dynamisches Berufswahl-Modell. Im Mittelpunkt dieses Modells steht die Idee, nach einem flexiblen und nicht-hierarchischen Entwicklungsprozess zu Berufswahlentscheidungen zu kommen. Es werden einige Überlegungen angestellt, unter welchen Voraussetzungen dieses Modell überprüft werden könnte, und was die möglichen Konsequenzen für die Beratungspraxis sein könnten.

Resumen. Un Modelo Dinámico del Desarrollo de la Elección de Carrera.

En la sociedad moderna se han propuesto muchos modelos del desarrollo de la carrera jerárquicos y basados en un orden temporal concreto. Lo que caracteriza a estos modelos es que el proceso de elección debe seguir un orden específico y una temporalización concreta para llegar a tomar decisiones adecuadas. Hay teorías recientes que vienen a apoyar algunos de los interrogantes sobre el grado en el que estos modelos realmente se ajustan a la realidad. Se propone un nuevo marco para la reflexión

un modelo dinámico del desarrollo de la elección de la carrera. La idea central en este modelo es que se llega a tomar una decisión a través de un proceso de desarrollo flexible y no jerárquico. Se plantean algunas reflexiones sobre lo que se necesita para validar empíricamente el modelo y las posibles consecuencias para la práctica de la orientación para la carrera.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit BrusselFaculteit Psychologie en EducatiewetenschappenBrusselBelgium
  2. 2.Dienst voor OnderwijsontwikkelingDepartement OnderwijsBrusselsBelgium

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