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ERIC Number: EJ794617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Domestic Violence Survivors' Access of Career Counseling Services: A Qualitative Investigation
Chronister, Krista M.; Linville, Deanna; Kaag, Kristi Palmer
Journal of Career Development, v34 n4 p339-361 2008
The present study was a qualitative investigation of the impact of domestic violence on women's career development and the contextual barriers and supports that affect women's ability to access career counseling services. Our sample included 11 women who completed various stages of a community-based career counseling intervention program. The primary aim of this sampling strategy was to provide career development scholars and counselors with information about the contextual barriers and supports that influence women's decisions to access and complete career counseling services. Data indicated that emotional consequences of abuse, fear of new situations, others' judgments, and practical constraints served as barriers to accessing and completing the career program. Elements of the career group context and the career program structure served as supports to accessing career services. Recommendations for research and practice are provided. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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