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ERIC Number: EJ1171408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Promoting Career Development in the Early Years of a Person's Life through Self- and Career Construction Counselling (Using an Integrated, Qualitative + Quantitative Approach): A Case Study
Maree, Jacobus G.
Early Child Development and Care, v188 n4 p437-451 2018
This article reports on the value of career construction counselling (integrating qualitative and quantitative strategies and associated techniques) for a young person. The participant was purposefully selected from a number of people who had sought career counselling in a private practice context. An intrinsic, single-case study design was adopted using a qualitative paradigm, and an integrated, qualitative + quantitative approach was implemented as the research framework. Self- and career construction techniques were used to gather data. The findings demonstrate the importance of promoting career development and life design in the early years and underscore the importance of completing developmental tasks proficiently in childhood to motivate young people to set and realize specific goals, make meaning in their lives, and pursue purpose. Future research should investigate the use of the intervention described here in group contexts with diverse young people.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Differential Aptitude Test
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