Looking forward : Career identity formation and the temporal orientations of young Australians

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Laughland-Booÿ, Jacqueline, Newcombe, Peter and Skrbiš, Zlatko. (2017). Looking forward : Career identity formation and the temporal orientations of young Australians. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 101, pp. 43-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2017.04.005
AuthorsLaughland-Booÿ, Jacqueline, Newcombe, Peter and Skrbiš, Zlatko
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This paper provides insights into young people's experiences of transitions from adolescence into emerging adulthood by focusing on connections between their career identity formation, time perspectives, and future outlook. The data used in this paper are based on two sets of in-depth interviews undertaken with 28 young people when they were aged 16 and again at age 22. We have identified four main temporal orientations (time perspective/future outlook combinations) and describe how those patterns correspond to proposed extensions to the identity status model as it relates to career identity. Our findings offer support for the inclusion of postponement as a process of identity formation and hiatus as an additional identity status. We also observe three temporally based expressions of career identity achievement, which we label: temporary achievement, permanent achievement, and sequential achievement.

Keywordscareer identity; identity status; temporal orientation; time perspectives; young people; future outlook; qualitative longitudinal research; Australia
Year2017
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Journal citation101, pp. 43-56
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISSN0001-8791
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2017.04.005
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85018781281
Open accessPublished as green open access
Page range43-56
ProjectOur Lives Project
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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ARC Funded ResearchThis output has been funded, wholly or partially, under the Australian Research Council Act 2001
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DP130101490
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