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ERIC Number: EJ811113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Randomized Trial of a Calling-Infused Career Workshop Incorporating Counselor Self-Disclosure
Dik, Bryan J.; Steger, Michael F.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n2 p203-211 Oct 2008
A randomized controlled trial was used to test (1) the efficacy of a two-session career development workshop for college student participants; (2) the effect of counselor self-disclosure on outcomes; and (3) the effect of infusing calling and vocation concepts on outcomes. Both standard (person-environment fit) and calling/vocation-infused interventions improved career decision self-efficacy relative to a wait-list control. Counselor self-disclosure also increased participant career decision self-efficacy in both conditions and increased appraisals of meaning in life for participants in calling/vocation-infused workshops. Incorporating considerations of calling and vocation neither detracted from nor added to workshop effectiveness. Career development workshops were supported, as was the use of moderate counselor self-disclosure. Suggestions for career counseling practice and intervention research are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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