William C. Briddick
South Dakota State University
SociologyPsychologyCareer developmentCareer counselingVocational education
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#1William C. Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 4
#2Hande Sensoy-Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 2
Last. Suzanne SavickasH-Index: 4
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According to the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (UNDESAPD) the world’s youth population between the ages 15–24 numbered 1.2 billion, approximately midway into the second decade of the 21st century (UNDESAPD, in Population Facts No. 2015/1: Youth population trends and sustainable development. United Nations, New York, 2015). The International Labor Organization (ILO) noted that the experiences of youth with employment and the world of work in the fir...
#1William C. Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 4
#2Hande Sensoy-Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 2
Last. Suzanne Savickas (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 4
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ABSTRACTThe arrival of life design and in its advance challenged the field to refocus toward a more useful understanding of the lifelong process of career development including neglected areas within the field such as career development during childhood. Reviews of the literature reflect an ongoing neglect of the stage of childhood in this lifelong process. However, progress has been made and duly noted. The present article responds to both previous calls from the literature as well as this spec...
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#1William C. Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 4
#2Hande Sensoy-Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 2
The 21st century has brought with it considerable change in the world of work across the globe. Recent events within professional organizations and the professional literature related to career development and counseling signal interesting opportunities to address the topic of decent work. The arrival of the Psychology of Working Theory along with other theories in recent years answers Savickas’s call for the renovation and reinvigoration of the study of careers. Scholarly efforts in advancing t...
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#1Mark Pope (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 16
#2William C. Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 4
Last. Fatima Wilson (Pima Community College)H-Index: 1
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The authors discuss the role of social justice in the founding of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). They discuss the historic context of the founding, the social justice work of the pioneers of vocational guidance, and the social justice influences that permeate the fabric of NCDA even today.Professions do not just happen. It takes a confluence of historical events and visionary leaders to make it so, and career counseling was no exception. Out of the social upheaval and transi...
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#1Charles K. Hees (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 2
#2Patrick J. Rottinghaus (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 16
Last. Julia A. Conrath (SIU: Southern Illinois University Carbondale)H-Index: 2
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Frank Parsons (1909) founded the vocational guidance movement more than 100 years ago within the context of a shift from an agricultural to an industrial workplace. Today, globalization, workforce diversity, and the financial instability related to the Great Recession present numerous challenges to workers across the economic spectrum. In addition to highlighting Parsons's continued influence on career counseling practice, the authors draw on David Blustein's (2006) psychology of working to enha...
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The 21st century brings challenges for advancing career counseling and vocational psychology on a global level. The globalization of career work called for innovations in theory as well as interventions, techniques, and concepts. The emergence of life design with its emphasis on self-making, indentity shaping and career-construction provides not only useful theory, intervention and technique but the powerful theoretical concept of role models. Career construction counseling and the Career Story ...
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#1Brian J. Taber (Oakland University)H-Index: 5
#2Paul J. Hartung (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 9
Last. Mark C. Rehfuss (Regent University)H-Index: 11
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Clarification of a client's self-concept and its implementation in the world of work remains an overarching goal of career counseling. To date, counselors have largely used objective measures of interests, values, needs, and abilities in their efforts to accomplish this goal. Objective assessments alone offer decontextualized views of the self, often disregarding nuances in individual differences. To address this problem, counselors can use the Career Style Interview (CSI), which forms the asses...
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#1William C. Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 4
Abstract In addition to Frank Parsons’ posthumous publications a third manuscript remained unpublished. The manuscript can be classified as part of the success literature so prominent in Parsons’ era. Within the manuscript is a chapter dealing with interests. Progress in recent years has further defined and provided a comprehensive theoretical overview of vocational interests. Though much has been written about vocational interests over the past 100 years since Parsons’ death, little has been wr...
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#1William C. Briddick (South Dakota State University)H-Index: 4
The historical portrait of Frank Parsons in terms of his early years and family life has endured considerable speculation based on limited information. At the 100th anniversary of his death, new information has emerged to refute some of the widely held claims about Parsons and his family life. It is time to move beyond the confines of secondary sources to primary sources of information about Parsons. The legacy of Parsons deserves a more thorough and accurate examination. Although much has been ...
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