Edited by Valérie Cohen-Scali, this collective work showcases the diversity of facets and issues associated with the role of guidance. Guidance is both a field of practice and research. This book highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the works in the field of guidance, insofar as it is possible to speak of “the sciences of guidance.”
In collaboration with Laurence Cocandeau-Bellanger, a teacher-researcher at UCO d’Angers, and Jean-Pierre Boutinet, a professor emeritus at UCO d’Angers, we contributed a chapter to this book dedicated to transitions that we qualify as intentional career disruptions. These are voluntary transitions and conversions with specific and unexpected forms that have caught our attention. These could be, for example, career changes initiated by individuals who are otherwise satisfied with their original professions, executives who shift towards socially downgraded occupations or adults who move towards socially undervalued or even unappreciated professions. These unexpected and unusual transitions raise questions about the meaning(s) to be attributed to these continual reorientations, especially when they seem atypical.
Cocandeau-Bellanger, L., Chevallier, E. et Boutinet, J-P. Quel sens donner aux transitions adultes lorsqu’il s’agit de ruptures intentionnelles et inattendues ? . In Cohen-Scali. V. (dir), Psychologie de l’orientation tout au long de la vie: Défis contemporains et nouvelles perspectives (p. 231-146). Paris : Dunod.