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Adult career counselling using possible selves—A quasi-experimental field study in naturalistic settings

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Show simple item record Plimmer, G. 2015-06-02T00:22:32Z 2012 en_NZ 2012 2012 2012
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effectiveness of an adult career development program designed to reflect the diversity and demands of career choices, the low level of comfort many have with career choices, and the limited resources available to resolve complex adult career problems. A possible selves process was used, delivered through a blend of computer and one-on-one counselling. Compared with a comparison group offered general career counselling, the program was particularly effective in raising participants’ level of comfort with career direction, particularly for those with very low scores on this dimension. Similarly, the possible selves process was effective in increasing the level to which participants were decided about their career direction. Interviews with practitioners found the computerised possible selves-based approach to be effective in engaging clients where career and personal issues were intertwined, and in helping clients find solutions to career problems. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Career Assessment, 20(1), 53 - 70. en_NZ
dc.relation.uri en_NZ
dc.rights The final version of this article was published by SAGE in the Journal of Career Assessment, en_NZ
dc.subject Assessment, counselling, possible selves, career, anxiety, program design, ecological validity en_NZ
dc.title Adult career counselling using possible selves—A quasi-experimental field study in naturalistic settings en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Management School en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 150305 Human Resource Management en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Journal Contribution – Research Article en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder SAGE journals en_NZ

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