Building Positive Work Habits and Attitudes

McMahon, Mary and Patton, Wendy (2002). Building Positive Work Habits and Attitudes. In Bryan Hiebert and William Borgen (Ed.), Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the 21st Century: New Roles and Challenges for Guidance and Counselling (pp. 115-130) Paris, France: UNESCO. Section for Technical and Vocational Education.


Author McMahon, Mary
Patton, Wendy
Title of chapter Building Positive Work Habits and Attitudes
Title of book Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the 21st Century: New Roles and Challenges for Guidance and Counselling
Place of Publication Paris, France
Publisher UNESCO. Section for Technical and Vocational Education
Publication Year 2002
Sub-type Other
Editor Bryan Hiebert
William Borgen
Chapter number 7
Start page 115
End page 130
Total pages 16
Total chapters 8
Language eng
Subjects 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary Changes in the world of work over the past decade have significantly altered the psychological contracts that existed in the industrial era between workers and their employers, and workers and their work. Traditional concepts such as a job for life and loyalty between workers and employing organizations are on the decline in a world of work increasingly based on economically driven short-term contracts in which periods of unemployment and underemployment may be common (Patton & McMahon, 1999). Workers are being urged to become managers of their careers (Savickas, 2000) and to regard themselves as being self-employed. Further, it has been claimed that the new career will require “learning a living” rather than simply earning a living, as individuals strive to keep pace with rapid work changes.
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes UNESCO document code: ED.2003/WS/4

 
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