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Athanasiades, Chrysostomos; Winthrop, Allan; Gough, Brendan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
The benefits of psychological support in the workplace (also known as workplace counselling) are well documented. Most large organisations in the UK have staff counselling schemes. However, it is unclear what, if any, factors affect employee decisions to use such schemes. This study has used a qualitative methodology to explore the reasons that…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Help Seeking, Mental Health Programs, Foreign Countries
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Reid, Ken – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
This article considers the implementation of a long-term strategic approach to combat truancy and other forms of non-attendance. The scheme considered is the Secondary School Three Group (SSTG) scheme which utilises a panel-based approach. Details of how to apply and set up the scheme including the use of the governors' attendance panel,…
Descriptors: Truancy, Educational Strategies, Attendance, Secondary School Students
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Cinamon, Rachel Gali; Hellman, Shoshana – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
This study explores stages of professional development among Israeli school counsellors by investigating their attitudes toward evolving professional identity and professional patterns across the career span. We interviewed 15 school counsellors from different age groups, seniority levels, and school types (elementary, middle, high). A consensual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Stages, Career Development, Professional Development
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Koumoundourou, Georgia A. – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
The present study examined the reliability and validity of the Greek version of the Task-Specific Occupational Self-Efficacy Scale in a sample of 170 high school students. Drawing on current social cognitive career theory, the validity of the TSOSS is supported by the expected gender differences on the TSOSS factors, and their high correlations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Measures (Individuals), Self Efficacy
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Dewe, Philip; Trenberth, Linda – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
Despite the enthusiasm for coping research, reviewers are concerned that much of the research has failed to live up to expectations as to its practical relevance. Yet the debate about the application of coping research is not short on writers pointing the way forward. By examining a number of issues at the heart of the debate on coping research…
Descriptors: Coping, Research Needs, Stress Management, Stress Variables
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Briner, Rob B.; Harris, Claire; Daniels, Kevin – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
The main aim of this paper is to make the case for why a fundamental reappraisal rather than incremental development of work stress and coping theory is required. In order to do this we present, in simplified form, some of the basic tenets of theory in this field. These tenets are questioned and their limitations identified in two ways. The first…
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Research
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Lewis, Duncan – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
This paper explores the concept of shame within the context of workplace bullying. Despite a decade or more of international research into bullying at work, there is little or no evidence for explicit exploration of shame amongst those who have experienced bullying. Based on content analysis from the narratives of 15 college and university…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Bullying, College Faculty, Case Studies
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Morrell, Kevin – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2004
This paper outlines a technique for enhancing the effectiveness of careers thinking by identifying and challenging tacit beliefs about career success. These beliefs can be understood as social scripts, i.e. cognitive structures that simplify common decision scenarios. An important contribution of careers counselling is to enable clients to…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Career Choice, Thinking Skills, Inquiry