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Dr Peter McIlveen, MAPS FCDAA

Research Director, ACCELL Research Team

Faculty of Business Education Law & Arts
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba QLD 4350 Australia

+61 7 46312375


@petermcilveen & @accellres

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The following  journals are specifically focused on career development.

  • Australian Journal of Career Development 
  • British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
  • Career Development International
  • Career Development Quarterly
  • Journal of Career Assessment 
  • Journal of Career Development
  • Journal of Vocational Behavior
  • International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance 

The following journals cover a broad range of topics, including career development.  

  • Education + Training
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology


The following publications describe the paradigmatic "Psychology of Working" as a framework for career development practice.

Blustein, D. L. (2006). The psychology of working: A new perspective for career development, counseling, and public policy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Blustein, D. L. (2013). The psychology of working: A new perspective for a new era. In D. L. Blustein (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of the psychology of working (pp. 3-18). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


The following papers are essential reading for an understanding of the psychological dimensions of employability.

Fugate, M., & Kinicki, A. J. (2008). A dispositional approach to employability: Development of a measure and test of implications for employee reactions to organizational change. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 81(3), 503-527. doi:10.1348/096317907X241579

Fugate, M., Kinicki, A. J., & Ashforth, B. E. (2004). Employability: A psycho-social construct, its dimensions, and applications. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 65(1), 14-38. doi:DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2003.10.005

Guilbert, L., Bernaud, J.-L., Gouvernet, B., & Rossier, J. (2015). Employability: Review and research prospects. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 1-21. doi:10.1007/s10775-015-9288-4

McIlveen, P. (2018). Defining employability for the new era of work: A submission to The Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers. Canberra, Australia: The Senate.

Rothwell, A. T. (2015). Employability. In P. J. Hartung, M. L. Savickas, & W. B. Walsh (Eds.), APA handbook of career intervention, Volume 2: Applications(pp. 337-350). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.

Vanhercke, D., Cuyper, N. D., Peeters, E., & Witte, H. D. (2014). Defining perceived employability: A psychological approach. Personnel Review, 43(4), 592-605. doi:doi:10.1108/PR-07-2012-0110

Wittekind, A., Raeder, S., & Grote, G. (2010). A longitudinal study of determinants of perceived employability. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(4), 566-586. doi:10.1002/job.646


Donald, W. E., Baruch, Y., & Ashleigh, M. (2017). The undergraduate self-perception of employability: Human capital, careers advice, and career ownership. Studies in Higher Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/03075079.2017.1387107

Holmes, L. (2013). Competing perspectives on graduate employability: possession, position or process? Studies in Higher Education, 38(4), 538-554. doi:10.1080/03075079.2011.587140

Tomlinson, M. (2017). Introduction: Graduate employability in context: Charting a complex, contested and multi-faceted policy and research field. In M. Tomlinson & L. Holmes (Eds.), Graduate employability in context: Theory, research and debate. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Williams, S., Dodd, L. J., Steele, C., & Randall, R. (2016). A systematic review of current understandings of employability. Journal of Education and Work, 29(8), 877-901. doi:10.1080/13639080.2015.1102210

Dacre Pool, L., & Sewell, P. (2007). The key to employability: Developing a practical model of graduate employability. Education + Training, 49(4), 277-289. doi:10.1108/00400910710754435

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