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ERIC Number: EJ806594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Does Self-Image Matter? Client's Self-Image, Behaviour and Evaluation of a Career Counselling Session: An Exploratory Study
Schedin, Gunnar; Armelius, Kerstin
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v30 n3 p189-201 Sep 2008
This exploratory study addresses differences in self-image as a client characteristic in career counselling by using the Structural Analysis of Social Behaviour (Benjamin, L., "Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology," 64(6), 1203-1212, 1996; Benjamin, L., "Journal of Personality Assessment," 66(2), 248-266, 1996) and an adaptation (Andersson, W.P, and Niles, S.P., "The Career Development Quarterly," 48(3), 251-263, 2000) of the Therapist Intention List (Hill C. E and O'Grady K. E., "Journal of Counseling Psychology," 32(1), 3-22, 1985; Hill et al., "Journal of Counseling Psychology," 35(3), 222-233, 1988). Expected and experienced behaviour of self and other, recalled helpful and non-helpful events during sessions, and evaluation of sessions were compared between two clients with identified positive self-image and two clients with identified negative self-image. The results indicated that the clients with a positive self-image compared to clients with a negative self-image expected more positive behaviours and experienced more positive in-session behaviours from both themselves and from the counsellor; they recalled more positive and fewer negative events in-session and they evaluated their session more positively. Implications for career counselling are discussed.
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Language: English
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