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Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional

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LASSANCE, Maria Célia  and  SARRIERA, Jorge Castellá. Career and role salience: integrating personal and career development. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2009, vol.10, n.2, pp. 15-31. ISSN 1984-7270.

Human development occurs within an intricate net of relationships which are materialized as social roles. Role salience is defined as the importance given to one social role in particular in comparison which other roles played by an individual. Even though role salience has been presented by international literature since the 70’s, Brazilian literature fails to mention it. This study presents an international literature review and aims to summarize the most relevant findings of researches about role salience, identify salience measurement instruments and emphasize the relevance of this construct for career guidance research and intervention in the new global economy.

Keywords : Role salience; Social roles; Identity; Career development; Career guidance.

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