Brian J. Taber
Oakland University
PsychologyCareer developmentCareer counselingCognitive Information ProcessingSocial psychology
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#1Brian J. Taber (Oakland University)H-Index: 5
#2Maureen Blankemeyer (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 9
Achievement of a vocational identity is an important developmental task for individuals entering adulthood. The present study examined relationships between vocational identity statuses and time perspective in a sample of 165 emerging adults. Results of a canonical correlation analysis identified 2 interpretable variates. The 1st variate indicated that diffuse vocational identity status is associated with negative views of the past and lower orientation toward the future. The 2nd variate indicat...
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#1Brian J. Taber (Oakland University)H-Index: 5
#2Maureen Blankemeyer (KSU: Kent State University)H-Index: 9
Abstract This study examined the motivational resource of future work self salience and the additive effect of career adaptability dimensions in the prediction of career planning, proactive skill development, and proactive career networking in a sample of university students ( N = 113). It was hypothesized that greater clarity of future work self would predict engagement in each of the proactive career behaviors and that specific dimensions of career adaptability would have an additive effect in...
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#1Brian J. Taber (Oakland University)H-Index: 5
#2Paul J. Hartung (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 9
Last. Nicole J. Borges (Wright State University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Research rarely considers the combined influence of personality traits and values in predicting behavioral outcomes. We aimed to advance a germinal line of inquiry that addresses this gap by separately and simultaneously examining personality traits and physician work values to predict medical specialty choice. First-year medical students (125 women and 119 men) responded to measures of personality and physician work values. After graduation, participants' residency choices were identif...
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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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#1Paul J. Hartung (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 9
#2Brian J. Taber (Oakland University)H-Index: 5
Experienced happiness and reported life contentment represent cardinal elements of subjective well-being (SWB). Achieving happiness and contentment with work and other domains, such as love, play, and community, constitute fundamental life goals. Career construction offers a developmental theory of vocational behavior and a career assessment and counseling model counselors can use to promote client SWB. As an intervention model, career construction assists individuals with using work to foster s...
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