A Systematic Review of the Career Adaptability Literature and Future Outlook

Johnston, Claire S. (2016). A Systematic Review of the Career Adaptability Literature and Future Outlook. Journal of Career Assessment, 26(1), pp. 3-30. Sage 10.1177/1069072716679921

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Researchers in the career domain have embraced the concept of career adaptability as denoted by a rapid growth in the number of published articles in recent years. Career adaptability is a psychosocial construct including both readiness and resources for successfully facing vocational tasks, occupational transitions, and unexpected challenges. To synthesize the research in this field and to suggest directions for future development, this article systematically reviews the studies on career adaptability. The 116 published pieces covered in the review include book chapters and articles, including cross-sectional, longitudinal, and qualitative papers, along with intervention studies, and theoretical contributions. First, the different instruments available to measure career adaptability are presented, after which the research is reviewed in the categories of adaptability resources and adapting responses. Both resources and responses contribute to positive transitions and personal functioning in teenagers through to adults. The article concludes by offering several suggestions for future research, highlighting the theoretical, practical, empirical, and methodological contributions that future work in this domain could make.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Leeming, Claire Suzanne

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1069-0727

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Claire Suzanne Leeming

Date Deposited:

19 Jan 2017 16:50

Last Modified:

21 Jan 2018 02:05

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1069072716679921

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.90741

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/90741

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