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Encyclopedia of Counseling

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Encyclopedia of Counseling

Frederick T. L. Leong

Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: June 25, 2008 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412963978 | Print ISBN: 9781412909280 | Online ISBN: 9781412963978 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.

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Adult Career Concerns Inventory

Kevin W. Glavin

The career concerns presented to counselors by adults vary widely. Some clients are making new career choices, others are coping with adjustment problems, and still others are planning retirement. To identify the career issues that most concern an individual, Donald Super, Albert Thompson, and Richard Lindeman constructed the Adult Career Concerns inventory (ACCI). The ACCI contains 61 items and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The first 60 items ask individuals to indicate their degree of concern about coping behaviors that address a sequence of vocational development tasks. The final item inquires about the individual's current career change status. The ACCI operationally defines Super's model of career adaptability in adulthood. This model postulates that individuals are likely to progress through four stages as they ...

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