ERIC Number: EJ1022419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
The Well-Being Outcomes of Career Guidance
Robertson, Peter J.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v41 n3 p254-266 2013
The potential for career guidance to impact on well-being has received insufficient attention in the UK. There are both conceptual and empirical reasons to expect that the impacts may be positive, but a lack of evidence directly testing this proposition. Career guidance has commonalities with therapeutic counselling suggesting analogous effects, and it promotes positive engagement in work and learning, which may be associated with health benefits. There are implications for services in reconciling health and employment objectives. However, the promotion of well-being need not imply quasi-clinical ways of working. A call is made for more research and debate in the career guidance community as to the extent and implications of the potentially important relationship between career guidance and well-being.
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Health, Employment, Therapy, Career Counseling, Correlation, Research Needs, Counseling Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom