Chapter 4. Assessing and Developing Career Goals

  1. Dr. Jeffrey L. Helms Associate Professor specialist psychologist member and
  2. Dr. Daniel T. Rogers Assistant Professor psychologist member

Published Online: 28 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch4

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

How to Cite

Helms, J. L. and Rogers, D. T. (2010) Assessing and Developing Career Goals, in Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch4

Author Information

  1. Kennesaw State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190640

Online ISBN: 9781444320718

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Keywords:

  • career goals - assessment and development;
  • children's career aspirations - clashing with our sensibilities about how the world works;
  • career goals - occupying a position of prominence;
  • nature and value of career goal setting;
  • career development theories and trait or factor theories;
  • career goal setting approaches;
  • self-assessment and developing life goals;
  • self-assessment of life interests and preferences;
  • career related abilities and self-assessment;
  • value of viewing life, career and educational goals as interdependent

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Nature and Value of Career Goal Setting

  • Assessing Self and Developing Life Goals

  • Assessing Self and Developing Career Goals

  • Assessing Self and Developing Educational Goals

  • Conclusion

  • Suggested Exercises

  • Suggested Readings

  • References