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ERIC Number: EJ1007390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Work-Related Daydreams: A Qualitative Content Analysis
Pisarik, Christopher T.; Rowell, P. Clay; Currie, Lacy K.
Journal of Career Development, v40 n2 p87-106 Apr 2013
This study was conducted to develop and examine the work-related daydream construct. The content of undergraduate college students' daydream journals were analyzed using an exploratory qualitative research methodology. The data suggested that the work-related daydream phenomenon was a tangible and accessible process that presented fully developed career narratives. Embedded within these career narratives were elements of individuals vocational self-concepts (i.e., work values, aspirations, life roles, and lifestyle choices). Six work-related daydreams are described in detail. Implications for the use of work-related daydreams as a career assessment technique are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A