The life-span development approach is one of the multi-disciplinary approach aiming to understand human development. With this feature, life span developmental approach examines human development from birth to death by taking into account the contextual factors. Career development is one of developmental areas through human development and this developmental area influence mental health while being affected by factors related to mental health. Because of this, career development is one of developmental areas that is examined by life span developmental approach. Current research aims to examine the relationship between mental health and career development from the perspective of life span developmental approach. Both theoretical knowledge and research findings indicate that experiences through career development influence mental health and it is affected by factors related to mental health.
life span development approach, career development, mental health