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Kettunen, Jaana; Tynjälä, Päivi – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This paper examines phenomenography as a viable qualitative approach in guidance and counselling research. A phenomenographic study maps the qualitatively different ways in which people experience a specific phenomenon and helps researchers to describe the aspects that make one way of experiencing a certain phenomenon qualitatively distinct from…
Descriptors: Guidance, Qualitative Research, Counselor Attitudes, Career Counseling
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Young, Richard A.; Domene, Jose F. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
After identifying historical and current problems in career counselling research, we propose a research agenda based on contextual action theory. This theory has been used as a framework for research in the career field and for general counselling practice. It is advantageous for several reasons including its conceptual basis, its detailed…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Identification, Models
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Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2012
Many young people in the UK and across the world, where austerity measures are biting deep, find themselves at a time of crisis and uncertainty in their lives. The assumptions previously held of clear and straightforward career paths are being challenged and "career" has come to mean more than simply "work" or…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Therapy
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Mignot, Phil – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2000
Describes the development of a practice-based methodology for researching "career" in constructive and critical terms. Suggests that career theories continue to be confounded by the dualism of human agency and social structure. Provides a detailed exposition of metaphor as a paradigm for practice-based research based on a synthesis of…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Constructivism (Learning), Critical Theory, Foreign Countries
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Arnold, John – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Discusses various components of adult cognitive development research, such as post-formal thinking and wisdom, with particular reference to the changing nature of careers. Offers 19 propositions concerning the thought processes characterizing effective management of career by individuals and discusses implications of the propositions for career…
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Careers
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Bowden, Valmai – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Drawing on original case-study research covering four settings--higher education, industrial research and development, government research labs, and research institutes--examines how contemporary pressures influence research scientists's careers. Introduces a dynamic model of career states and proposes that the model can enhance career guidance.…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Careers, Case Studies
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McChesney, Patricia – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1995
Outlines career education activities, one based on the organizational needs of career services, the other based on individual needs of career advisers. The case is considered for adopting educational research methods developed from the ethnographic research tradition to help career advisers meet challenges facing them in the development, delivery,…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Counseling Services
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Sonnenberg, David – British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1997
Examines the effects that changes in work structure and conditions, such as diminished job security, have on individuals. Explores the importance and meaning of work from a psychoanalytic perspective, focusing on ways in which predicted changes may create anxiety. Suggests that counselors in the workplace be aware of these issues. (RJM)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Career Change, Career Counseling, Career Guidance