Career paths

IP207 (former IP7)

Project leader: Jérôme Rossier

Adopting a broad psychological perspective and considering the roles of environmental resources and cultural background, this project studies the direct and moderating/mediating effects of 1) individual characteristics (such as personality, character strengths, or justice beliefs), 2) professional conditions and demands (e.g., job strain, discrimination at the work place, job insecurity), and 3) individual resources (such as adapt-abilities resources, self-efficacy or self-regulatory skills) on adults’ career transitions and pathways and their successful development. A longitudinal approach with a sample of middle-aged employed and unemployed adults (25-55 years) focus on identifying vulnerabilities and the psychological resources – or resilience factors – that enable them to be overcome, in order to predict both objective and subjective career pathways.

During Phase 1 (2011-2014), this project was entitled "Professional trajectories: Impact of individual characteristics and resources, and cultural background" (IP7)

MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT

Team:
Prof. Alexandra M. Freund, Prof. Fransciska Krings, Prof. Christian Maggiori, Prof. Willibad Ruch
Dr. Laure Freydefont, Dr. Fabian Gander, Dr. Jennifer Hofmann, Dr. Koorosh Massoudi, Dr. Ieva Urbanaviciute

Junior SNSF Researcher:
Shagini Udayar

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Publications

Selected publications

Other publications

Whiston, S. C., Rossier, J., & Barón, P. M. Hernande. (2017). Evidence-based practice in career and workforce development interventions. In S. Solberg & Ali, S. Rasheed, The handbook of career and workforce development: Research, practice, and policy (pp. 39–56). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Weber, P. C., Katsarov, J., Cohen-Scali, V., Mulvey, R., Nota, L., Rossier, J., & Thomsen, R.. (2018). European research agenda for career guidance and counselling. In V. Cohen-Scali, Rossier, J., & Nota, L., New perspectives on career counseling and guidance in Europe (pp. 219–250). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-61476-2_14
Froidevaux, A., Baumann, I., Maggiori, C., Wieber, F., & Rossier, J.. (2017). Retirement planning: How to deal with different adjustment trajectories?. In B. - J. Ertelt & Scharpf, M., Berufliche beratung älterer [Career guidance for older people] (pp. 25–53). Berlin, Germany: Peter Lang.
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Rossier, J., Ouedraogo, A., & Dahourou, D.. (2017). Personality structure and assessment in French-speaking African Cultures. In T. A. Church, The Praeger handbook of personality across cultures (Vol. 1, pp. 73–103). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
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Rossier, J., Ginevra, M. Cristina, Bollmann, G., & Nota, L.. (2017). The importance of career adaptability, career resilience, and employability in designing a successful life. In K. Maree, Psychology of career adaptability, employability and resilience (pp. 65–82). Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-66954-0_5
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Nikitin, J., & Freund, A.. (2017). Social motives predict loneliness during a developmental transition. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 76, 145–153. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000201
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Tomasik, M., Knecht, M., & Freund, A.. (2017). Some evidence for the usefulness of an optimal foraging theory perspective on goal conflict and goal facilitation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113(6), 962–980. doi:10.1037/pspp0000165
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Marcionetti, J., & Rossier, J.. (2016). The parental career-related behaviors (PCB) questionnaire: Italian validation. TPM-Testing Psychometrics Methodology in Applied Psychology, 23, 347-363. doi:doi:10.4473/TPM23.3.6
Knecht, M., & Freund, A.. (2016). Boundary management: A time-sampling study on managing work and private life in middle adulthood. Research in Human Development, 13(4), 297-311. doi:10.1080/15427609.2016.1234307
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Rossier, J., & Bollmann, G.. (2017). Personality, and cultural factors. In A. Wenzel, The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (pp. 2524-2525). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
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Abessolo, M., Hirschi, A., & Rossier, J.. (2017). Work values underlying protean and boundaryless career orientations. Career Development International, 22, 241-259. doi:10.1108/CDI-10-2016-0167
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Rossier, J. (2017). Personnalité. In Universalis éducation [online] (p. electronic). Paris, France: Encyclopædia Universalis.
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Ruch, W., & Hofmann, J.. (2017). Fostering humor. In C. Proctor, Positive psychology interventions in practice (pp. 65-80). New York, USA: Springer.
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Johnston, C. S. (2018). A systematic review of the career adaptability literature and future outlook. Journal of Career Assessment, 26(1), 3–30. doi:10.1177/1069072716679921
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Marcionetti, J., & Rossier, J.. (2016). Global life satisfaction in adolescence: The role of personality traits, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. Journal of Individual Differences, 37(7), 135-144. doi:10.1027/1614-0001/a000198
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Stauffer, S. D., Maggiori, C., Johnston, C., Rossier, J., & Rochat, S.. (2016). Work-life balance vulnerabilities and resources for women in Switzerland: Results from a national study. In K. Faniko, Lorenzi-Cioldi, F., Sarrasin, O., & Mayor, E., Gender and Social Hierarchies: Perspectives from Social Psychology (First., pp. 117-131). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.
Kaufmann, M., Krings, F., & Sczesny, S.. (2016). Looking too old? How an older age appearance reduces chances of being hired. British Journal of Management, 27(4), 727-739. doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12125
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Roulin, N., & Krings, F.. (2016). When winning is everything: The relationship between competitive worldviews and job applicant faking. Applied Psychology: An international Review, 65(4), 643-670. doi:10.1111/apps.12072
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Whiston, S. C., Rossier, J., & Barón, P. M. Hernand. (2016). Working alliance in career counseling: A systematic overview. Journal of Career Assessment, 24(4), 591-604. doi:10.1177/1069072715615849
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Johnston, C., Krings, F., Maggiori, C., Meier, L. L., & Fiori, M.. (2016). Believing in a personal just world helps maintain well-being at work by coloring organizational justice perceptions. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25(6), 945-959. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2016.1192132
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Knecht, M., & Freund, A.. (2017). The use of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC) in goal pursuit in the daily lives of middle-aged adults. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 14(3), 350-366. doi:10.1080/17405629.2016.1207518
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Roulin, N., Krings, F., & Binggeli, S.. (2016). A dynamic model of applicant faking. Organizational Psychology Review, 6(2), 145-170. doi:10.1177/2041386615580875
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Platt, T., Proyer, R. T., Hofmann, J., & Ventis, L.. (2016). Gelotophobia in practice and the implications of ignoring it. European Journal of Humor Research, 4(2), 46-56. doi:10.7592/EJHR2016.4.2.platt
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Wiese, B., Heidemeier, H., Burk, C., & Freund, A.. (2017). When work takes over: Emotional Labor Strategies and Daily Ruminations About Work While at Home. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 16, 150–154. doi:10.1027/1866-5888/a000174
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Maggiori, C., Rossier, J., Krings, F., Johnston, C., & Massoudi, K.. (2016). Career pathways and professional transitions: Preliminary results from the first wave of a 7-year longitudinal study. In M. Oris, Roberts, C., Joye, D., & Ernst Stähli, M., Surveying human vulnerabilities across the life course (pp. 131-157). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24157-9_6
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Krings, F., & Kaufmann, M.. (2015). Diversity Kompetenz trainieren. In P. Genkova & Ringeisen, T., Handbuch Diversity Kompetenz: Perspektiven und Anwendungsfelder (pp. 1-10). Wiesbaden: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-08003-7_33-1
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Steiner, R. (2015). Les conflits au travail: toujours néfastes?. In J. - P. Dunand & Mahon, P., Conflits au travail (pp. 1-26). Genève: Schulthess.
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Rochat, S., & Rossier, J.. (2016). Integrating motivational interviewing in career counseling: A case study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 93, 150-162. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2016.02.003
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Knecht, M., Wiese, B., & Freund, A.. (2016). Going beyond work and family: A longitudinal study on the role of leisure in the work-life interplay. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(7), 1061-1077. doi:10.1002/job.2098
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Bollmann, G., & Krings, F.. (2016). Workgroup climates and employees’ counterproductive work behaviors: A social-cognitive perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 53(2), 184-209. doi:10.1111/joms.12167
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Rossier, J., Maggiori, C., & Zimmermann, G.. (2015). From career adaptability to subjective identity forms. In A. Di Fabio & Bernaud, J. - L., The construction of the identity in 21st century: A Festschrift for Jean Guichard (pp. 45-58). New York, NY: Nova Sciences Publishers.
Wiese, B., & Knecht, M.. (2015). Socialization into organizations and balancing work and family. In J. Vuori, Blonk, R., & Price, R. H., Sustainable working lives: Managing work transitions and health throughout the life course (pp. 87-105). New York, NY: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9798-6_6
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Rossier, J. (2014). Personality assessment and career interventions. In P. J. Hartung, Savickas, M. L., & Walsh, W. B., APA handbook of career intervention (Vol. 1: Foundations, pp. 327-350). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Rossier, J., Nota, L., Dauwalder, J. - P., Duarte, M. E., Guichard, J., Savickas, M. L., et al.. (2015). Conclusion. In L. Nota & Rossier, J., Handbook of life design: From practice to theory and from theory to practice (pp. 285-290). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Nota, L., & Rossier, J.. (2015). Introduction. In L. Nota & Rossier, J., Handbook of life design: From practice to theory and from theory to practice (pp. 10-15). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Rossier, J. (2015). Career adaptability and life designing. In L. Nota & Rossier, J., Handbook of life design: From practice to theory and from theory to practice (pp. 153-168). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Johnston, C., Maggiori, C., & Rossier, J.. (2016). Professional trajectories, individual characteristics, and staying satisfied and healthy. Journal of Career Development, 43(1), 81-98. doi:10.1177/0894845315584161
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Guilbert, L., Bernaud, J. - L., Gouvernet, B., & Rossier, J.. (2016). Employability: Review and research prospects. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 16(1), 69-89. doi:10.1007/s10775-015-9288-4
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Brouwers, S., & van de Vijver, F. J. R.. (2015). Contextualizing intelligence in assessment: The next step. Human Resource Management Review, 25(1), 38-46. doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2014.09.006
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Maggiori, C., Rossier, J., & Savickas, M. L.. (2017). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale Short Form (CAAS-SF): Construction and validation. Journal of Career Assessment, 25(2), 312-325. doi:10.1177/1069072714565856
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Binggeli, S., Krings, F., & Sczesny, S.. (2014). Stereotype content associated with immigrant groups in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 73(3), 123-133. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000133
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Maggiori, C., Nihil, R., Froidevaux, A., & Rossier, J.. (2014). Development and validation of the Transition to Retirement Questionnaire. Journal of Career Assessment, 22(3), 505-523. doi:10.1177/1069072713498684
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Ruch, W., Hofmann, J., Platt, T., & Proyer, R. T.. (2014). The state-of-the art in gelotophobia research: A review and some theoretical extensions. Humor: International journal of humor research, 27, 23-45. doi:10.1515/humor-2013-0046
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Rossier, J. (2013). Personality assessment and career interventions. LIVES Working Papers, 2013(26), 1-40. doi:10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2013.26
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Proyer, R. T., Sidler, N., Weber, M., & Ruch, W.. (2012). A multi-method approach to studying the relationship between character strengths and vocational interests in adolescents. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 12(2), 141-157. doi:10.1007/s10775-012-9223-x
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