ERIC Number: EJ1091735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Career Writing as a Dialogue about Work Experience: A Recipe for Luck Readiness?
Lengelle, Reinekke; Meijers, Frans; Poell, Rob; Geijsel, Femke; Post, Mijke
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v16 n1 p29-43 Mar 2016
In this article, we examined whether career writing--creative, expressive, and reflective writing--can increase luck readiness, which is the ability to respond and make use of (career) opportunities. Two 2-day writing courses were taught to third-year bachelor students, one before and one after work placements. In this exploratory study, results showed that luck readiness and work competence increased when students engaged in career writing. Specifically, flexibility, risk, and persistence increased among students in the experimental group. They also made jumps in optimism and efficacy, though no statistically significant differences were found in these domains.
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Writing (Composition), Creative Writing, Self Expression, Reflection, Writing Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Risk, Persistence, Job Skills, Competence, Psychological Patterns, Positive Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Research Methodology, Discovery Processes, Experimental Groups, Writing Workshops
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