ERIC Number: EJ943791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
The Significance of Career Narrative in Examining a High-Achieving Woman's Career
Elley-Brown, Margaret J.
Australian Journal of Career Development, v20 n3 p18-23 Spr 2011
In this qualitative study, the career journey of one New Zealand woman was analysed. Three key findings emerged: the power of narrative as a vehicle for this woman's story, her movement towards greater authenticity and spiritual fulfilment as a mature woman, and the ongoing struggle for concurrent fulfilment from communal and agentic perspectives. The study demonstrates ways in which life themes impose meaning on vocational behaviour and how work can be seen to be a means of fostering self-completion.
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Qualitative Research, Personal Narratives, Spiritual Development, Self Actualization, Career Development, Interviews, Individual Development, Authors, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand