A semantic and pragmatic analysis of career adaptability in career construction theory

McIlveen, Peter and Midgley, Warren (2015) A semantic and pragmatic analysis of career adaptability in career construction theory. In: Exploring new horizons in career counselling: turning challenges into opportunities. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 235-247. ISBN 978-94-6300-152-6

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In this chapter, we begin with an overview of concepts that relates to the theoretical notion career adaptability (Savickas, 2005). Next we raise concerns about conflation of terminology and concepts. We subsequently present a semantic and pragmatic analysis of career adaptability in order to demonstrate its similarities and differences to social cognitive constructs and suggest how its conceptual articulation in the scientific literature may progress. We conclude the chapter by presenting some implications for research and practice, particularly with regards to measurement of constructs.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 05:09
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 04:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: career adaptability, narrative, semantics, pragmatics, career development, career counseling
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6300-154-0_14
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27682

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