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Exploring the components of career well-being and the emotions associated with significant career experiences

Kidd, Jennifer M. (2008) Exploring the components of career well-being and the emotions associated with significant career experiences. Journal of Career Development 35 (2), pp. 166-186. ISSN 0894-8453.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894845308325647

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the main features of career well-being and the emotions people experience as they navigate their careers. Data from 89 individuals working in various occupations suggested seven features of career well-being involving the following: career transitions, interpersonal relationships, relationship with the organization, work performance, sense of purpose, learning and development, and work—life issues. Fifteen positive and 24 negative emotions were reported, and several career experiences were associated with wide-ranging emotions. Moving to a new role was particularly likely to involve a mixture of positive and negative emotions. Participants frequently gave examples of interpersonal difficulties as negative career experiences, and these sometimes led to profound feelings of unhappiness and worthlessness. Implications for career counseling and career management are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): career, career well-being, emotions
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2011 10:53
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2043

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