The need for dialogue between the vocational psychological and organisational perspectives on career

Patton, Wendy A. & Collin, Audrey (2009) The need for dialogue between the vocational psychological and organisational perspectives on career. Australian Journal of Career Development, 18(3), pp. 52-56.

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As editors of the recently published Vocational psychological and organisational perspectives on career: Towards a multidisciplinary dialogue (Collin & Patton, 2009), we have considerable interest in this particular issue of the Australian Journal of Career Development. This short piece will first present the purpose and thesis of that book and, in the light of them, will then comment on the four papers. The book suggests that to understand the multidimensional and multilayered nature of career, “it has to be studied in a similarly multilayered and multi-perspectival way, and, indeed, it has been” (p. 3). Scholars have pointed out that there is a wide array of disciplines including economics, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, various branches of psychology (e.g. industrial/organisational (I/O), vocational, counselling), psychiatry, education, organisation studies, organisational behaviour, personnel/human resource management, industrial relations, and more, all of which have something to say about career. Of these, the most influential, according to Peiperl and Arthur (2000), have been psychology, sociology, education and management. These many disciplinary perspectives on career constitute the rich field of career studies.

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ID Code: 26328
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: career, vocational psychological, organisation studies
ISSN: 1038-4162
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Australian Council for Educational Research
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2009 00:35
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 14:40

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