Special Issue "Vocational Design for a Sustainable and Inclusive Future: The Role of Career Adaptability, Self-Determination, and Other Positive Dimensions"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021) | Viewed by 30888
Interests: life-design; positive psychology; and inclusive and sustainable vocational designing in young people and adults with vulnerabilities such as stories of substance abuse; immigration, and disability and the analysis of individual and contextual factors involved in social inclusion processes
Today, vocational guidance, career counseling, and life design have to consider that supporting clients to deal with the future means reflecting on how to face alarming risks. Some of these risks are, for example, increasing inequality, the concentration of prosperity and of job opportunities within an increasingly narrow band of people, the increasing movement of peoples across borders, the depletion of natural resources, the impact of technology on working environments and on quality of life, and job conditions that are at the same time more insecure and less decent.
Having considered all these factors, it is hard to avoid the fact that vocational guidance, career counseling, and life design need a change of pace that, according to us, can only be associated with investments in inclusion and sustainability. Vocational guidance and career counseling have to focus on new trajectories in order to manage the challenges that we are facing, working to promote the growth of the individuals and social development, ‘moving’ from a mainly individualistic view of growth and of people’s realization to a more markedly contextualistic view, focused on a representation of the future that involves high attention on the ‘social’, on the common good, and on sustainable development. In this respect, this Special Issue draws on the premise that effective vocational guidance and career counseling, also from the Life Design paradigm, could contribute to promoting an inclusive and sustainable development of society. Scholarly work can contribute to building inclusive and sustainable contexts: It is related to variables such as career adaptability, self-determination, resilience, and other positive resources.
This call for manuscripts is an invitation to career counseling theorists, researchers, and practitioners to share your views on how we should respond, individually and collectively, to the challenges discussed above. This Special Issue welcomes a variety of articles types, from empirical to theoretical studies.
Prof. Dr. Ilaria Di Maggio
Prof. Dr. Sara Santilli
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- sustainable development
- vocational guidance
- career counseling
- life design
- career adaptability
- career intervention