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Decision Making in Voluntary Career Change: An Other-Than-Rational Perspective

Murtagh, N, Lopes, PN and Lyons, E (2011) Decision Making in Voluntary Career Change: An Other-Than-Rational Perspective CAREER DEV Q, 59 (3). pp. 249-263.

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Abstract

The authors present a qualitative study of voluntary career change, which highlighted the importance of positive emotions, unplanned action, and building certainty and perceiving continuity in the realization of change. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to broaden theoretical understanding of real-life career decision making. The accounts of 8 women who had changed careers were explored, and the analysis supported other-than-rational perspectives of career decision making. An action-affect-cognition framework of decision making is proposed. The framework adds the role of emotion and the importance of self-regulation to existing theory of career decision making. Implications for career counseling are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Murtagh, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lopes, PNUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lyons, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : March 2011
Identification Number : 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2011.tb00067.x
Uncontrolled Keywords : INTERPRETATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANALYSIS, MODEL, HEALTH, HAPPENSTANCE, CHOICE, VIEW
Additional Information : This is the accepted version of the following article: Murtagh N, Lopes PN, Lyons E. Decision Making in Voluntary Career Change: An Other-Than-Rational Perspective. CAREER DEV Q 59(3):249-263, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-0045.2011.tb00067.x
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 18 Jun 2014 17:26
Last Modified : 18 Jun 2014 17:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/27653

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