Vol. 10, n. 1, february 2017
Table of Contents
This contribution delineates the evolution of the concept of career from the 20th to the 21st century, from predetermined and predictable development through established stages to flexibility and change in relation to fluid organizations and liquid societies. The evolution of the definition of the employability construct is subsequently presented and the instruments available to detect this construct are described. The pillar of accountability for interventions in the 21st century in support of employability and professional career management is then introduced. Finally a reflection on services in support of employability is offered.
Employability, reflexivity and self-assessment processes: What are the implications for guidance and counseling?DOI: 10.14605/CS1011702
This paper aims to illustrate the self-perceived employability characteristics that should be strengthened in order to self-manage career paths in new working environments with a high rate of job insecurity. In particular, self-reflexivity and self-assessment processes are analysed. They are functional to increasing skills of self-regulating the relationship between the person and work, which represent a key aspect of employability. By supporting these processes, guidance and counseling services can become effective instruments for implementing social equity policies through the dissemination of specific procedures suited to providing personalised support aimed at strengthening individuals’ employability in their different stages of adult life.
Pier Giovanni Bresciani
The reconstruction of competences in self-assessment, validation and certification: anticipated results, effects and opportunitiesDOI: 10.14605/CS1011703
This contribution focuses on the reconstruction of competences in self-assessment, validation, and certification, underlining the anticipated results, effects and opportunities. In particular, after outlining the socio-economic scenario and the current characteristics of the labour market, the areas in which the reconstruction of the experience is an emerging practice are defined and methodological issues and the different meanings of competence are presented. The article concludes with a reflection on the unexpected effects and new frontiers of reconstruction and recognition of competences, considering learning and self-efficacy, and going beyond budget, validation and certification.
Annamaria Di FabioDOI: 10.14605/CS1011704
This contribution aims to highlight the existing relationship between competence self-assessment and counseling. Starting from the definition of competence self-assessment and from the declination of the concept of purposeful identitarian awareness, the contribution introduces aspects of innovation in competence self-assessment in light of the latest career theories for the 21st century. Finally, it presents the relationship between competence self-assessment and counseling psychology, emphasizing the aspects of counseling which are useful in competence self-assessment.
Chiara Patierno, Danilo Carrozzino, Mario FulcheriDOI: 10.14605/CS1011705
This study is aimed at dealing with the complex potential applications of clinical psychological counseling in the healthcare setting by highlighting its clinical relevance. The paper, which includes specific preliminary definitions of both the complex epistemic-etymological dimensions of the word counseling, and the original concept of the function of counseling, consists of a non-systematic review of scientific literature, aimed at reporting and examining the most significant intervention objectives of clinical psychological counseling in various medical and healthcare settings.
Dominga Camardella, Amelia Manuti, Maria Luisa Giancaspro
Towards a psychological model of career management in the “Not in Employment, nor in Education or Training” condition: an explorative study on NEETsDOI: 10.14605/CS1011706
The aim of the study was to make a contribution to the understanding of the psychological resources (psychological capital, career commitment, labour market outlook and career orientation) associated with career choices in a sample of 294 young NEETs. Cluster analysis allowed us to trace back the recurrence of certain distinctive subjective resources associated with specific socio-demographical variables. Results showed important operative implications in terms of vocational guidance and job placement.
Annamaria Di Fabio, Ornella Bucci
Dispositional Measure of Employability: First study on the evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Italian versionDOI: 10.14605/CS1011707
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Dispositional Measure of Employability (DME). 296 workers participated. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a five-dimensional version of the scale. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Dispositional Measure of Employability is a valid instrument for measuring employability in the Italian context.
Annamaria Di Fabio, Letizia PalazzeschiDOI: 10.14605/CS1011708
The aim of this study is to offer a first contribution to the validation of the Italian version of the Occupational Engagement Scale (OES) for workers. 181 workers participated. Dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity were analysed. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a bi-dimensional structure of the scale. In addition, good internal consistency and validity were established. Results indicate that the Italian version of the Occupational Engagement Scale for workers is a valid instrument for measuring occupational engagement also in Italian contexts.
by Agostino Petrangeli, by Tommaso Cumbo
Registrazione presso il Tribunale di Trento n. 1347 dell'08/01/2008. ISSN 2421-2202. Counseling.
Dir. resp. Annamaria Di Fabio