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Career Issues and Social Class

Justin C. Perry and Eric Wallace

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Class in Counseling

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780195398250
Published online May 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398250.013.0005

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Career Issues and Social Class

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Building on the contributions of previous reviews of social class in career development and vocational psychology, the purpose of this chapter is to provide a thorough and critical analysis of salient theoretical approaches and research constructs that will further advance the field's growing but limited knowledge base concerning social class. More specifically, this chapter focuses on the conceptual value and applied utility of a psychology of working approach to understanding issues of social class. It also addresses widely researched constructs found in the literature (aspirations-expectations gap, career maturity, career adaptability) that have special relevance to social class. Grounded in a social justice perspective, the implications for future research, training, and practice are discussed.

Keywords: career development; social class; vocational psychology

Article.  17222 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology ; Psychological Assessment and Testing ; Developmental Psychology

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