Career Counseling Research and Practice in Taiwan

Hsiu Lan Shelley Tien*, Yu Chen Wang

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article (a) provides an overview of empirical studies regarding Western career theories applied in Taiwan, (b) discusses current career problems encountered in Taiwan, and (c) explores new perspectives for career counseling practice in Taiwan. Western career theories and important concepts are tested and modified empirically. A hypothetical life design model for increasing the meaning of life is proposed. Career counseling problems are then discussed within the educational system, special groups/adults, and employment/organizations in Taiwan. Implications for career counseling practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-243
Number of pages13
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept 1


  • Chinese culture
  • career counseling
  • life design
  • meaning of life
  • vocational behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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