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The development of a career identity

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In modern society individuals are becoming responsible for their own work allocation. In order to overcome an increasing social and work-related insecurity, they not only have to acquire specific career skills but also a so-called "career identity". A career identity is a structure of meanings in which the individual links his own motiviation, interests and competencies with acceptable career roles. In the article the concept of meaning is explored and further elaborated as a social learning process. The article concludes with some remarks about the need for a strong learning environment.

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Meijers, F. The development of a career identity. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling 20, 191–207 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005399417256

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Keywords

  • Learning Process
  • Learning Environment
  • Specific Career
  • Social Learning
  • Modern Society