Using Career Construction to Manage Career Choice-Related Transitions and Resolve Indecision: A Case Study

  • J. G. MareeEmail author


The chapter begins with a discussion of the link between career indecision (seen from a career construction point of view) and impending transformation. A change in viewpoint is discussed and a brief overview of research on career indecision is provided. Next, different conceptual frameworks that have been used in the past to investigate, interpret, and deal with the phenomenon of career indecision are elaborated briefly. In addition, key aspects of career construction that enable career counselors to help clients deal with career indecision are examined. The second part of the chapter is devoted to a case study that demonstrates the value of career construction counseling for a client battling with career indecision. It is concluded that this approach can help students in general deal with challenges experienced while they are studying.



I would like to thank the client for participating in the study and Tim Steward for editing the text.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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