Professor Jim Bright - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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Career Development and Leadership. Chaos Theory of Careers. Change, chance, complexity and uncertainty in careers and organisations. Leading in and with complexity.

Contact

Phone :(02) 9701 4257 (Strathfield)
Email :Jim.Bright@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Career ; Career Development ; Chaos Theory of Careers ; Change, Chance, Complexity, Uncertainty in Careers ; Uncertainty ; Chance ; Complexity ; Uncertainty in Careers ; Change ; Leadership ; Educational Leadership ;

Methods Expertise

Quasi-Experimental Method ; Qualitative Research ; Survey methods ; quantitative methods, surveys, program evaluation ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2014

Borg, T., Bright, JEH & Pryor, RGL. (2014). High School Students - Complexity, Change and Chance: Do the key concepts of the Chaos Theory of Careers apply? Australian Journal of Career Development, 23(1), 22-28, in Australian Journal of Career Development, 23(1), 22-28

Pryor, R.G.L & Bright, J.E.H. (2014). The Chaos Theory of Careers, (CTC): Ten years on and only just begun. , in Australian Journal of Career Development. 23(1), 4-12

2013

Minbashian, Amirali; Earl, Joanne; Bright, Jim (2013) Openness to Experience as a Predictor of Job Performance Trajectories. , in Applied Psychology: An international review. 62(1), 1-12

Neault, R.A., Pickerell, D.A., Amundson, N.E., Arthur, N, Bright, J.E. Pryor, R.G. & Krumboltz, J.D. (2013). Thoughts on theories: Case conceptualization from five perspectives. , in VISTAS. Fall Issue

2012

Pryor, R.G.L. & Bright, JEH. (2012). The value of failing in career development: a chaos theory perspective., in International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. 12(1), 67-79.

Bright, JEH. (2012). Lessons from the Elephanta??s child. , in Journal of Catholic School Studies, 84(2), 14-24.

Bright, JEH & Pryor, RGL. (2012). The Chaos Theory of Careers in career education. , in The Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, (28), 10-21.

2011

9. Earl, J. Minbashian, A., Sukijakhamin, A. & Bright, JEH. (2011). Career Decision Status as a Predictor of Resignation Behavior: Five Years Later., in Journal of Vocational Behavior

Bright, J.E.H. & Pryor, RGL (2011). The Chaos Theory of Careers. , in Journal of Employment Counseling. Thoughts on Theories. 46(4), 163-166.

2010

A comparison of artificial neural networks and multiple regression in the context of research on personality and work performance, in Organizational Research Methods (print version)

2009

Game as a career metaphor: A chaos theory career counselling application, in British Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Complexity in the relationships among the subdimensions of extraversion and job performance in managerial occupations, in Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (print version)

Chance events in career development: Influence, control and multiplicity, in Journal of Vocational Behaviour (print version)

Good hope in chaos: Beyong matching to complexity in career development, in South African Journal of Higher Education

2008

Shiftwork: A chaos theory of careers agenda for change in career counselling, in Australian Journal of Career Development

Archetypal narratives in career counselling: a chaos theory application, in International Journal for Education and Vocational Guidance

Probabilities and possibilities: The strategic counseling implications of the chaos theory of careers, in The Career Development Quarterly

2007

Applying Chaos Theory to Careers: Attraction and attractors, in Journal of Vocational Behaviour

The relationship between career decision status and important work outcomes, in Journal of Vocational Behaviour

2006

The Butterfly Model of Careers: Illustrating how planning and chance can be integrated in the careers of secondary school students, in Australian Journal of Career Development

Counseling Chaos: Techniques for Practitioners, in Journal of Employment Counseling

2005

Of never quite knowing what I might be: Using Chaos Counseling with University Students, in Australian Journal of Career Development (print version)

Chaos In Practice: Techniques for Career Counsellors, in Australian Journal of Career Development (print version)

Influence of social context on career decision-making, in International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance (print version)

Finding order and direction from Chaos: a comparison of chaos career counseling and trait matching counseling, in Journal of Employment Counseling

The role of chance events in career decision making, in Journal of Vocational Behaviour (print version)

Measuring student self-efficacy to enhance school to work processes: the development of a large-scale on-line survey instrument, in Leading and Managing (print version)

The chaos theory of careers: a users guide, in The Career Development Quarterly (print version)

2004

I had seen order and chaos, but had thought they were different. The challenges of the Chaos Theory for career development, in Australian Journal of Career Development (print version)

The Impact of Work Quality and Quantity on the Development of Career Decision Status, in Australian Journal of Career Development (print version)