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dc.contributor.authorAkkermans, J.
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Julia
dc.contributor.authorKraimer, M.L.
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-13T02:07:59Z
dc.date.available2020-08-13T02:07:59Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationAkkermans, J. and Richardson, J. and Kraimer, M.L. 2020. The Covid-19 crisis as a career shock: Implications for careers and vocational behavior. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 119: Article No.103434.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/80531
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103434
dc.description.abstract

The covid-19 pandemic is a career shock for many people across the globe. In this article, we reflect on how insights from the literature on career shocks can help us understand the career consequences of the pandemic and offer suggestions for future research in this area. In particular, we offer three “key lessons”. The first lesson is that the implications of Covid-19 reflect the dynamic interplay between individual and contextual factors. Here, we argue that although the pandemic was difficult to predict and control, research shows that certain psychological resources – such as career competencies and resilience – could make this career shock more manageable. The second lesson is that the pandemic may have differential implications over time, as suggested by research that has shown the consequences of career shocks to differ between short-term vs. long-term time horizons, and across life- and career stages. The third lesson is that, even though the pandemic is clearly a negatively valenced shock for most people, further into the future it may allow for more positive outcomes. This lesson builds on research showing how negative career shocks have long-term positive consequences for some people. We hope that these insights will inspire both scholars and practitioners to study and understand the work and career implications of Covid-19 as a career shock, as well as to support people in dealing with its consequences.

dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectSocial Sciences
dc.subjectPsychology, Applied
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectSUCCESS
dc.subjectWORK
dc.titleThe Covid-19 crisis as a career shock: Implications for careers and vocational behavior
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume119
dcterms.source.issn0001-8791
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Vocational Behavior
dc.date.updated2020-08-13T02:07:56Z
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© 2020 The Authors. Published in Journal of Vocational Behaviour.

curtin.departmentSchool of Management
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Business and Law
curtin.contributor.orcidRichardson, Julia [0000-0002-5238-2376]
curtin.identifier.article-numberUNSP 103434
dcterms.source.eissn1095-9084
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridRichardson, Julia [55463083300]


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