Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Edward Anthony Colozzi
The traditional view of career, what one does on the job at work and the sequence of work-related positions throughout a person's work history, has given rise to a holistic paradigm called career/life that includes the time and energy put into multiple roles simultaneously played throughout one's life. Each role has the potential of positive or negative consequences for the other roles being played. This career/life paradigm provides numerous outlets for meaning making and self-expression, and it identifies one major outlet, specifically the work role, for money making and sustenance. Career/life first emerged in the 1970s as theorists and practitioners sought a new model and language (career/life or life/career) to more effectively describe and deal with the realities of individuals struggling with problems associated with balancing work and other life roles such as homemaking, marriage, parenting, and attending school to either enter or advance within the labor market. Many of ...