Exploring career decision-making styles across three European countries

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Mulvey, R. and Bimrose, Jenny 2015. Exploring career decision-making styles across three European countries. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 43 (3), pp. 337-350.
AuthorsMulvey, R. and Bimrose, Jenny
Abstract

Career decisions are amongst the most important we make. Unsurprisingly, much published
research exists on this particular aspect of career behaviour. However, the overwhelming
majority of studies have been carried out on young people making initial career decisions.
This paper extends our understanding by examining how mid-career adults in three European
countries (Denmark, France and Italy) actually make career decisions. Characteristic patterns
of behavior recur when individuals approach points of transition or of crisis; each of these
transitioning styles is illustrated by an iconic case. Emergent findings support the growing
body of evidence that challenges the dominant policy and practice orthodoxy, which places
rationality at the center of the process, by recognising the importance of emotion and context.

JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Journal citation43 (3), pp. 337-350
ISSN1469-3534
0306-9885
Year2015
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2015.1017803
Publication dates
Print24 Mar 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Jun 2015
Accepted22 Jan 2015
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in British Journal of Guidance & Counselling on 24.03.15, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03069885.2015.1017803
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