Career Change: Transition and Disruption
Understanding what work means to people (and how it functions in their lives), the personal and family benefits and costs incurred in maintaining or exiting a career; to start-up a new business or how and why remaining or leaving a career is the best thing to do. Going to work provides a routine, a schedule and a practice, that most people rely on. Without routine, people would need to exercise choice, decision and judgement more frequently about how to spend their day. And this would be demanding. Work means much more to people than routine. It provides meaning, a purpose and an identity evidenced by interconnecting historical, interpersonal and material factors. All the more reason why any break from work, planned or unplanned, not only leads to physical, social and professional dislocation but also psychological.
- Arygris, C., & Schon, D. (1996). Organisational Learning II. MA: Addison-Wesley.Google Scholar
- Atchley, R. C. (1999). Continuity theory, self, and social structure. In C. D. Ryff & V. W. Marshall (Eds.), Families and retirement (pp. 145–158). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
- Beck, U., & Beck-Gernsheim, E. (2002). Individualisation. London: Sage.Google Scholar
- Brewer, A. M. (1994). The responsive employee: The road towards organisational citizenship. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.Google Scholar
- Cameron, M. P., & Waldegrave, C. (2009). Work, retirement and wellbeing among older New Zealanders. In P. Koopman-Boyden & C. Waldegrave (Eds.), Enhancing Wellbeing in an Ageing Society (pp. 67–81). Hamilton and Lower Hutt: Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit, University of Waikato, New Zealand.Google Scholar
- Elder, G. H. (1985). Perspectives on the life course. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.Google Scholar
- Fritz, C. E. (1961). Disaster. In R. K. Merton & R. A. Nisbet (Eds.), Contemporary social problems (pp. 651–694). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World.Google Scholar
- Giddens, A. (1991). Structuration theory: Past, present and future. In C. G. A. Bryant & D. Jary (Eds.), Giddens theory of structuration: A critical appreciation (pp. 201–221). London: Routledge.Google Scholar
- Guan, Y., Deng, H., Sun, J., Wang, Y., Cai, Z., Ye, L., Li, Y. (2013). Career adaptability, job search self-efficacy and outcomes: A three-wave investigation among Chinese university graduates. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 83, 561–570.Google Scholar
- Guan, Y., Zhou, W., Ye, L., Jiang, P. & Zhou, Y. (2015). Perceived organisational career management and career adaptability as predictors of success and turnover intention among Chinese employees. Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 88, 230–237.Google Scholar
- Hirschman, A. O. (1970). Exit, voice, and loyalty: Responses to decline in firms, organisations, and states. London: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
- Kim, S., & Feldman, D. C. (2000). Working in retirement: The antecedents of bridge employment and its consequences for quality of life in retirement. Academy of Management Journal, 43, 1195–1210.Google Scholar
- Kim, N., & Hall, D. T. (2013). Protean career model and retirement. In M. Wang (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of retirement (pp. 102–116). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
- Laitner, J., & Sonnega, A. (2013). Economic theories of retirement. In M. Wang (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of retirement (pp. 136–151). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
- OECD. (2017). Employment rate by age group (indicator). https://doi.org/10.1787/084f32c7. Accessed January 02, 2018.
- Petriglieri, J. L. (2011). Under threat: Responses to and the consequences of threats to individuals identities. Academy of Management Review, 36(4), 641–662.Google Scholar
- Prochaska, J. O., & DiClemente, C. C. (1992). Stages of change in the modification of problem behaviours. In M. Hersen, R. M. Eisler, & P. M. Miller (Eds.), Progress in behaviour modification. New Park: Sage.Google Scholar
- Rasmussen, J., Pejtersen, A. M., & Goodstein, L. P. (1994). Cognitive Systems Engineering. New York: Wiley.Google Scholar
- Schunk, D. H., & Zimmerman, B. J. (Eds.). (2008). Motivation and self-regulated learning: Theory, research, and applications. New York: Taylor & Francis.Google Scholar
- Seek Survey. (2017). https://insightsresources.seek.com.au/australiancandidates-changing-careers; based on http://www.gfk.com/insights/.
- Thebaud, S. (2016). Passing up the job: The role of gendered organisations and families in the entrepreneurial career process. Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 40, 269–279.Google Scholar
- Thompson, D., Fisher, K. R., Purcal, C., Deeming, C., & Sawrikar, P. (2011). Community attitudes to people with disabilities: Scoping project. Retrieved from http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/downloads/hilda/Bibliography/Other_Publications/2013/Thompson_etal_community_attitudes_to_disability_op39.pdf.
- Wang, M., Olson, D., & Shultz, K. (2013). Mid and late career issues: An integrative perspective. New York, NY: Psychology Press.Google Scholar
- Weyman, A., Wainwright, D., OHara, R., Jones, P., & Buckingham, A. (2012). Extending working life: Behaviour change interventions. London: Department for Work and Pensions.Google Scholar