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ERIC Number: EJ825915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Intentional and Identity Processes: A Social Constructionist Investigation Using Student Journals
Richardson, Mary Sue; Meade, Patrick; Rosbruch, Nicole; Vescio, Constanca; Price, Laura; Cordero, Alexandra
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n1 p63-74 Feb 2009
In contrast to traditional theories of career development that focus on decision-making processes in relation to market work, [Richardson, M. S. (2004). The emergence of new intentions in subjective experience: A social/personal constructionist and relational understanding. "Journal of Vocational Behavior," 64, 485-498], informed by social constructionism and considering both work and relationships, suggests that the process of emerging intentional states or intentional process is central to the broader task of constructing a life. This study was designed to investigate this process. The research situation consisted of three structured group discussions with students in a graduate class. Journals written after the group discussions constituted the data for the study. Based on the first stage of data analysis, the scope of investigation was expanded to include emerging identity states or identity process and the emotional experience of the group discussions. In the second phase of data analysis, intentional process and identity process data were analyzed for themes and the emotional experience data were coded. Results of both phases of data analysis are discussed in relation to future research and implications for practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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