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ERIC Number: ED565581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 142
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-8496-8
Understanding What an Individual Experiencing Work-Family Conflict Finds Helpful While in Counseling: A Case Study
d'Argent, Julie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University
According to Aryee, Fields, and Luk (1999), work-family conflict has become a prevalent problem in society. Past research in this area has focused primarily on outcomes and predictors of work-family conflict. Although research found that work-family conflict often leads to mental health concerns, few studies have focused on the area of work-family interface in relation to interventions. This study was designed to investigate what someone experiencing work-family conflict finds to be helpful during counseling while using the Life Designing Career Intervention Model created by Savickas et al. (2009). The participant attended six counseling sessions and completed a Session Evaluation Questionnaire and semi-structured interview after each session. The session transcripts were coded using Hill's Helping Skills System (Hill & O'Brien, 1999) and the sessions and interviews were also qualitatively analyzed using a thematic analysis strategy. The qualitative analysis indicated that the therapist followed Savickas et al.'s (2009) Life Designing Career Intervention Model. Furthermore the pretest and posttest scores from the Work-Family Conflict Scale reflected that the work-to-family conflict scores changed from 4.1 (agree) to 2.2 (disagree) on a scale of 1 to 5; whereas, the family-to-work conflict scores changed from 4 (agree) to 2.6 (disagree) on a scale of 1 to 5 at the termination of counseling. This information in combination with the feedback received from the post-session interviews indicated that Savickas et al., (2009) model was found to be a helpful and structured way for the client to address and process her work-family conflict issues through a time-limited counseling experience. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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