The Theories Of Individual Career Development

977 WordsMay 16, 20164 Pages
manual worker one must remain one for one’s entire life; but a lot of young people do not realise that this is not the case. The theories about individual career development suggest that people form concepts of themselves (self-concepts), which they then match to the images they develop of the occupational world (Greene and Stitt-Gohdes, 1997). Industry experts agree that gender stereotypes as debated in the social role theory, create a vast barrier to their attempt to transform the image of the construction sector Recent studies among university graduates found that male and female students, still perceived the career in engineering as not a suitable for women. It can be concluded that while initiatives such as the Women into Construction scheme can instigate to dismiss the myths, it can take a long time to fully eradicate the established bias against women who seek the career in the construction industry. It is essential for the employers and construction association representatives to advertise the career options by enhancing the image of the industry and fighting the deeply rooted gender stereotypes. 3.3.2 Career Knowledge Clipson (2016) suggests that changes in the educational programme required in order to combine theory with practical learning and scientific knowledge to practical problems, she comments: ‘We did some research and found that children as young as seven are starting to think about what they might want to do. They need to have wide exposure to role
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