Career Concerns of Unemployed U.S. War Veterans: Suggestions from a Cognitive Information Processing Approach
The authors examined U.S. war veterans' career concerns (e.g., interests, personality, barriers, career thoughts) to provide possible avenues for research-based and theory-driven intervention. The veterans who participated in the study were receiving mental health, substance abuse, and vocational services at a residential facility. Participants were found to have interests in all RIASEC (J. L. Holland, B. A. Fritzsche, & A. B. Powell, 1994; J. L. Holland & G. D. Gottfredson, 1994) interest areas, and negative career thinking was found to be related to a variety of negative indicators. Suggestions are provided for working with veterans using the Cognitive Information Processing approach to career decision making.
Journal of Employment Counseling
Yowell, E. B.,
(2009). Career Concerns of Unemployed U.S. War Veterans: Suggestions from a Cognitive Information Processing Approach. Journal of Employment Counseling, 46(4), 171-181.
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