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Encyclopedia of Career Development

Encyclopedia of Career Development

Two Volume Set
Edited by:

May 2006 | 1 096 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With more than 400 articles, the Encyclopedia of Career Development is the premier reference tool for research on career-related topics. Covering a broad range of themes, the contributions represent original material written by internationally-renowned scholars that view career development from a number of different dimensions. This multidisciplinary resource examines career-related issues from psychological, sociological, educational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives.

Key Features
  • Offers introductory materials prepared by the editors and supplementary appendices on select 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 legislative, regulatory, and labor relations decrees that influence career development and decision making
  • Analyzes initiatives used by employers, counselors, and society to promote the effective development of careers

The Encyclopedia of Career Development is a leading edge reference tool that is recognized as a "must have" for libraries in the United States and around the world. In addition, corporations and career centers will also want to add this valuable set to their collections.

"This encyclopedia fills a need in the literature and will be helpful to job hunters and those conducting research on topics related to careers and job hunting. It is an excellent starting point for research by university faculty and students, supplementing such sources as the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, which looks at the future of the job market for various careers."

Lucy Heckman
St. John's University Library

"With more than 400 articles in an A to Z format, this encyclopedia is the premier reference tool for research on career-related topics. Covering a broad range of themes, the contributions to these two volumes represent original writing by leading researchers, scholars, and practitioners in the field of career development. The multidisciplinary resource examines career related issues from psychological, sociological, ecucational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives."

Indiana University

"Edited by two professors of management, this timely encyclopedia is aimed at students, academics, and career-development professionals. The Encyclopedia of Career Development is distinct from other resources, such as the Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, which primarily provides information on specific occupations and industries. It is particularly recommended for career-center libraries as well as special, academic, and large public libraries."

Michelle Hendley

"The entries are clear, jargon-free, and a good, quick read on any subject. It is a mark of quality editing to get such output from a variety of experts, many from academe. It deserves a place in every public and college library and should be close at hand in human resource and consultation offices. Any center that helps individuals choose or change careers should have a set as well. Having this available when I was training graduate students in a counseling training program would have made my job a whole lot easier."

Rodney G. Loper
Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

"This two-volume work offers a "Reader's Guide" to assist with finding specific entries under broader categories. The entries average 1-2 pages and offer just the depth one expects in a specialized encyclopedia- they are substantial enough to give readers a full definition of the term, along with examples. The index is quite comprehensive and extremely useful. Highly recommended."

L. K. Miller
Paradise Valley Community College

Sample Materials & Chapters

List of Entries