Understanding career choice among Asians: the need for Indigenous vocational psychology?

Suryono, Stefanus, and Foo, Koong Hean (2013) Understanding career choice among Asians: the need for Indigenous vocational psychology? In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century, pp. 327-333. From: ICMAC 2013: International Conference on Managing the Asian Century, 11-13 July 2013, Singapore.

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Abstract

Research studies in psychology have shown that human behaviours differ across culture. As such, Western psychological theories have been criticized for assuming their universality in explaining behaviour of people across nations. This paper addresses vocation-related variables that influence career decision-making among culturally-different Asians. This review suggests that merely applying Western psychological theories without taking into account culture-specific values, beliefs, concepts, and systems indigenous to Asian culture may not fully explain the complexities of work-related issues in Asia. With increasing research studies in developing indigenous psychology, psychology can offer more practical values in understanding human behaviours in Asian context.

Item ID: 30574
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-981-4560-61-0
Keywords: culture, indigenous psychology, career choice, vocational psychology
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 04:48
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920202 Carer Health @ 80%
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