Case Study

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai’s career development from a psychobiographical approach

Tinashe T. Harry
African Journal of Career Development | Vol 5, No 1 | a101 | DOI: | © 2023 Tinashe T. Harry | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 August 2023 | Published: 07 November 2023

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Tinashe T. Harry, Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa


This study uses the four-stage career model and social cognitive career theory to explore the career development of Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, a Zimbabwean trade unionist and political figure. Publicly available data were analysed, emphasising the impact of psychobiographies on career theories and the role of purpose in shaping careers.

Contribution: The study contributes to understanding significant individuals from non-Western-, Educated-, Industrialised-, Rich- and Democratic (non-WEIRD) contexts and how careerographies can enhance career theories and provide role models for underrepresented youths.


Morgan Tsvangirai; careerography; psychobiography; Zimbabwe; non-WEIRD; career development.


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