Unconscious determinants of career choice and burnout: Theoretical model and counseling strategy

Ayala Malach-Pines, Oreniya Yafe-Yanai

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Abstract

A psychodynamic-existential perspective is proposed as a theoretical model that explains career burnout and serves as a basis for a counseling strategy. According to existential theory, the root of career burnout lies in people's need to find existential significance in their life and their sense that their work does not provide it. The reason that people choose a particular career is explained by psychoanalytic theory, which attributes it to significant childhood experiences, family dynamics, and familial vocational choices. Two detailed and 4 brief cases are presented to demonstrate the application of the psychoanalytic-existential approach to career counseling that is sought as a result of burnout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-184
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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