In the past Andreas Hirschi has collaborated on articles with Bora Lee and Chunyu Zhang. One of their most recent publications is Adaptation of career goals to self and opportunities in early adolescence. Which was published in journal Journal of Vocational Behavior.

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Andreas Hirschi's Articles: (13)

Adaptation of career goals to self and opportunities in early adolescence

AbstractDevelopment of career goals that are adapted to self and opportunities is a central component of adolescent career preparation. The present longitudinal study (conducted throughout the eighth grade with three assessment points) investigated how 330 Swiss adolescents simultaneously adapt career goals to interests, scholastic achievement and environmental opportunities. Results demonstrated that students increasingly adapt their goals to the environment. Mean adaptation to environment related positively to degree of adaption to interests and achievement. Increased adaptation to environment over time related to increased adaptation to achievement but to decreased adaptation to interests. Gender, attended school type and nationality moderated adaptation processes. Structurally disadvantaged students (girls, lower requirements school track, immigrant students) reported more conflict in aligning adaptation to environment with adaptation to interests.

The role of chance events in the school-to-work transition: The influence of demographic, personality and career development variables

AbstractChance events are considered important in career development, yet little empirical research is available on their predictors and consequences. The present study investigated socio-demographic (gender, nationality, school-type), personality (openness, locus of control) and career development variables (career decidedness, career planning) in relation to perceived chance events with a retrospective (N = 229, eleventh grade), and 1-year longitudinal prospective study (N = 245, eighth/ninth grade) among Swiss adolescents. The results showed that the majority of both groups reported a significant influence of chance events on their transition from compulsory school to vocational education or high school. Importance of chance events related to socio-demographics and personality but not career preparation. Career preparation and chance events predicted subjective career success in terms of wish correspondence and overall satisfaction with transition outcome among the younger cohort. Implications include the necessity to integrate both thorough career preparation and chance events in theory and counseling practice.

Proactive motivation and engagement in career behaviors: Investigating direct, mediated, and moderated effects

AbstractProactive career behaviors become increasingly important in today's career environment, but little is known about how and when motivational patterns affect individual differences. In a six-month longitudinal study among German university students (Study 1; N = 289) it was demonstrated that motivation in terms of “can do” (self-efficacy and context beliefs), “reason to” (autonomous career goals), and “energized to” (positive affect) significantly predicted career behaviors. Contrary to expectation, negative context beliefs had a positive effect when combined with other motivational states. Study 2 replicated and extended those results by investigating whether “can do” motivation mediates the effect of proactive personality and whether those effects are conditional upon the degree of career choice decidedness. We tested a moderated multiple mediation model with a unique sample of 134 German students, assessed three times, each interval being 6 weeks apart. The results showed that effects of proactivity were partially carried through higher self-efficacy beliefs but not context beliefs. Supporting a moderation model, indirect effects through self-efficacy beliefs were not present for students with very low decidedness.

Calling and career preparation: Investigating developmental patterns and temporal precedence☆

Highlights•We investigated the developmental intersection of calling and career preparation.•Calling showed parallel change over time with career decidedness and self-efficacy.•Career planning was reciprocally related to presence of calling.•Presence of calling preceded increase in career self-efficacy beliefs.•Career decidedness preceded increase in presence of calling.

Hope as a resource for career exploration: Examining incremental and cross-lagged effects

Highlights•Explored the relation of hope and career exploration across three samples•Hope predicted exploration beyond social support and generalized self-efficacy beliefs.•No cross-lagged effects over one year between hope and exploration were observed.

Career adaptability profiles and their relationship to adaptivity and adapting

Highlights•Career adaptability profiles among two samples of university students was explored.•Qualitatively different adaptability profiles emerged across both samples.•Profiles were related to significant differences in adapting and adaptivity.•Profiles of higher adaptability related to more favorable adapting and adaptivity.

Between- and within-person level motivational precursors associated with career exploration

Highlights•Youth who report stronger positive valence and agency beliefs than peers are more likely to explore careers.•At times when youth report stronger agency beliefs than usual, they are more likely to explore careers.•At times when youth report more positive valence than usual, they are more likely to explore careers in depth.•Youth who report stronger positive valence and agency beliefs than usual are more likely to explore in depth a year later.

Reciprocal relation between authenticity and calling among Chinese university students: A latent change score approach

Highlights•Examines reciprocal relations between authenticity and calling using a LCS analysis.•An increase in authenticity positively relates to an increase in calling.•High level of authentic living relates to an increase in calling over time.•High level of calling relates to a decrease in authentic living over time.•High level of calling relates to an increase in accepting external influence over time.

EditorialEmpirical developments in career construction theory

AbstractCareer construction theory is a grand theory of career development. The goal of this special issue on empirical developments in career construction theory was to showcase research that addresses major unanswered questions regarding this theory, including the role of context and development over time, as well as the applicability of the theory in specific samples. Furthermore, we sought advanced research that addresses the dimensionality, processes, and outcomes of career construction by adopting diverse approaches, including quantitative, qualitative, and intervention methods. In this editorial, we briefly describe key propositions of career construction theory and emphasize major questions that remain to be answered within this theoretical framework. We then briefly summarize the eight empirical studies included in the special issue and explain how they, individually and collectively, contribute to the advancement of research on career construction.

Calling as a double-edged sword for work-nonwork enrichment and conflict among older workers

Highlights•Examined within-individual change in presence of calling over one year•Change in calling positively related to change in positive affect at work•Change in calling positively related to change in workaholism•Change in calling positively related to change work-nonwork enrichment•Suggests positive as well as negative effects of calling on work-nonwork interface

Predictors of a protean career orientation and vocational training enrollment in the post-school transition☆

Highlights•Examined predictors of subjective and objective post-school transition outcomes•Occupational self-efficacy beliefs predicted more vocational identity clarity.•Perceived career barriers predicted less vocational identity clarity.•Vocational identity clarity predicted a higher probability of VET enrollment.•Vocational identity clarity predicted a weaker protean career orientation.

A whole-life perspective of sustainable careers: The nature and consequences of nonwork orientations

Highlights•Agreeableness is positively related to NWO family and community.•Extraversion and openness are positively related to NWO private life and community.•Self-enhancement work values are positively related to all three NWO dimensions.•Different profiles of NWO and work role commitment exist.•Whole life profile is associated with more work–nonwork enrichment.

Personality complexes in adolescence: Traits, interests, work values, and self-evaluations

AbstractFollowing the recent trend in psychology towards a more integrative view of personality, the study attempted to establish the connections and underlying complexes of fundamental personality dispositions within two cohorts of Swiss adolescents in eighth and eleventh grade (N = 492, ages 13–19): Big-Five basic traits, big six vocational interests, work values, and generalized self-efficacy and externality of control beliefs. Five factors were identified which accounted for 60% of variance among the relations of the variables: (1) enterprising-conventional interests, (2) favorable personality dispositions, (3) social-artistic personality characteristics, (4) investigative-realistic interests, and (5) work value endorsement. Cross-sectional findings indicate that particularly agreeableness and conscientiousness become closer related to interests and work values with increasing grade-level.

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