Theorising Adolescent Career Maturity: Existing Evidence And Directions For The Future

Patton, Wendy A. & Creed, Peter (2007) Theorising Adolescent Career Maturity: Existing Evidence And Directions For The Future. In Skorikov, Vladimir & Patton, Wendy A. (Eds.) Career Development in Childhood and Adolescence. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.


The construct of career maturity is a key component of the developmental theory of Donald Super, particular with respect to adolescent career development. Despite widespread criticism as to its limitation as an explanatory variable in adolescent career behaviour, it remains widely used in empirical work. In this chapter, we review the current empirical work on career maturity and then discuss current theorising about career maturity and its reconceptualisation towards career adaptability. Issues with respect to research and practice raised by the new approaches are then addressed.

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ID Code: 11123
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: -13: 978-9087901592
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Sense Publishers
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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