Special Issue "Adaptability Resources, Future Work Selves, and Psychological Resilience: Systemic Determinants and Supports"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 4510
Interests: integrative positive development from childhood throughout adulthood with a focus on the role of social and emotional competencies; executive skills and systemic determinants on career development; designing, implementing, and evaluating actions involving individuals and groups who experience complex and vulnerable conditions
The complexities and unpredictability of current times underline the relevance of taking an ‘individual-in-context perspective’ where diverse systemic influences are considered, especially for people with complex stories whose voices are seldom heard.
Research on intrapersonal influences and strengths proposes Career Adaptabilities as effective individual resources for coping with current and anticipated tasks, transitions in occupational roles, and complex, unpredictable problems. Similarly, envisioning and planning Future Work Selves (FWSs) are the tenets of career-related proactive career goal generation and regulation.
According to recent studies, however, the dynamic interplay between past, present, and future time with respect to current living contexts and cultures may play a meaningful role in psychological resilience. It therefore seems worth moving to a more systemic notion of resilience, focusing the attention both at the level of the intrapersonal system and at that of larger social, environmental, and organizational systems. This will help in understanding the systemic protective and risk factors for resilience and in envisioning future goals and steps to pursue them.
We therefore welcome quantitative and qualitative submissions aimed at broadening knowledge on the relationships between the dimensions mentioned and, by embracing a systemic approach, identifying the systemic conditions, actions, and supports for these resources to take place.
Dr. Teresa Maria Sgaramella
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- professional development
- career adaptability
- future work selves
- psychological resilience
- under-represented groups
- systems of influences