ERIC Number: EJ1168103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Improving the Career Resilience of a Survivor of Sexual Abuse
Maree, Jacobus G.; Venter, Cobus J.
Early Child Development and Care, v188 n2 p240-249 2018
This study examined whether life design counselling can enhance the career resilience of a sexual abuse survivor. One participant was selected through purposive sampling. Five life design sessions occurred over a period of three months. Various (postmodern) qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to gather data while data analysis was done using thematic content analysis. Following the intervention, findings from a qualitative perspective indicate that the narrative career counselling intervention was successful. We conclude that various narrative techniques can be used to enhance a childhood sexual abuse survivor's career resilience. Future research should assess the value of life design counselling in group-based contexts to help survivors of sexual abuse (re-)construct career-life narratives for their future selves and careers.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Career Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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