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Title: Career Counseling and Vocational Psychology in Portugal: A Political Perspective
Authors: Santos, Eduardo J. R. 
Ferreira, Joaquim Armando 
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Academic Press
Citation: Journal of Vocational Behavior. 52 (1998) 312–322
Serial title, monograph or event: Journal of Vocational Behavior
Issue: 52
Abstract: In this article, we present an overview of the political context of vocational psychology and career counseling in Portugal. The essence of our position is that career counseling needs to encompass all the major tasks of personal and social development, beyond the traditional focus on primarily vocational/occupational goals. Given the importance of social and political factors that are apparent in an analysis of the Portuguese climate within career development, we propose that vocational psychology must go beyond a concep- tualization of vocational behavior and intervention based on a person– environment fit model and must try to enhance strategies for the development of persons in a broader sense. We further propose that we need to provide career counseling not only at critical decision points, but throughout the life-span, and should not focus merely on occupational details, but on all matters of the development of the person as a whole. Finally, we suggest a perspective on career counseling and vocational psychology that is more responsive to our cultural and historical context and which is sensitive to the reality of a new political era in Portugal
ISSN: 0001-8791
Rights: openAccess
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