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Psychology of Career Adaptability, Employability and Resilience

  • Kobus Maree

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

  3. Conceptualising Career Adaptability, Employability, and Career Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Reinekke Lengelle, Beatrice I. J. M. Van der Heijden, Frans Meijers
      Pages 29-47
    3. Jacques Pouyaud, Valérie Cohen-Scali, Marie-Line Robinet, Laurie Sintes
      Pages 49-64
    4. Jérôme Rossier, Maria Cristina Ginevra, Grégoire Bollmann, Laura Nota
      Pages 65-82
  4. Assessing Career Adaptability and Career Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Patrick J. Rottinghaus, Nikki A. Falk, Alec Eshelman
      Pages 85-105
    3. Shékina Rochat, Jonas Masdonati, Jean-Pierre Dauwalder
      Pages 125-141
  5. Advancing Career Adaptability, Employability, and Career Resilience in Career Counselling Across the Life-Span

  6. Utilising Career Adaptability, Employability, and Career Resilience to Manage Transitions

About this book


This book examines how the career counselling profession should respond to the changes in the world of work that have resulted from the increasing need to communicate faster and disseminate information more efficiently. It emphasizes the twin aims of enhancing a persons’ career adaptability and helping them to become more employable, rather than linearly trying to find a job and remaining in one organisation for their entire career-lives. The book shows that, to achieve these aims, people need to acquire career resilience, especially since the world of work no longer provides workers with work-holding environments for the duration of their career-lives. It takes into account historical analyses which show that whenever major technological change has occurred and widespread job losses have ensued, people have managed to use the new technology to create new employment opportunities. Readers from career psychology and management research, vocational and professional career coaching, and students of career psychology will find this book delivers sound, updated theory demonstrating how perceived threats in the 21st century can conceivably be turned into opportunities. 


career counselling career adaptability employability career resilience mindfulness in the workplace ICT work prospects career Lifespan career-lives career transition social justice counselling measuring employability epistemology of career resilience work-related prospects

Editors and affiliations

  • Kobus Maree
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

About the editors

Prof. Maree is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria. His main research interests are career counseling, career construction (counseling), life design (counseling), emotional-social intelligence and social responsibility, and learning facilitation in mathematics. He links research results to appropriate career choices and to life designing. 

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