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Glasheen, K. J.; Shochet, I.; Campbell, M. A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Students in secondary schools experience problems that can impact on their well-being and educational outcomes. Although "face-to-face" counselling is available in most Australian secondary schools, many students, particularly boys, do not seek appropriate help. Research suggests that online counselling can be effective and increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication
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Murray, Aja L.; McKenzie, Karen; Murray, Kara R.; Richelieu, Marc – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
It is important to demonstrate replicable evidence of the effectiveness of counselling procedures. The study aimed to contribute to the currently limited evidence base examining the effectiveness of university student counselling in the UK. Information on therapeutic outcome [based on Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Services, Counseling Effectiveness, Universities
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Sprlak, Tomas – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The lifelong learning system in the Czech Republic and Slovakia share some common traits: traditional model with the dominant role of the initial education, low participation rates, lack of incentives and fragmentation. The results of the narrative research on 15 low-skilled persons demonstrated that negative attitudes towards education are often…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Negative Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Individuals who pass through low-skilled work in their careers can represent this phase as showing strength of character as obstacles are overcome. However, continuing to work in low-skilled employment has so many negative consequences that finding ways to assist those individuals' career development is an important challenge for guidance policy…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Labor Market, Career Development, Employment Qualifications
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Minta, Joanna; Kargul, Józef – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
In the contemporary world, many people find themselves confused and challenged by unpredictability of life paths, labour market instability and necessary revisions to vocational careers. They may be helped by professional support institutions. For some people, seeking professional help when facing a predicament is evidence of resourcefulness.…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Career Counseling, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Tomassini, Massimo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The idea of the "low-learning scar" is borrowed from recent labour economics literature in which concepts such as "unemployment scarring", "wage scarring" and "scarred generation" are increasingly used for the interpretation of problems (the NEETs problem, for instance) which presently plague all Western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Adults, Interviews
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Weber, Peter C.; Kochem, Alexander J.; Weber-Hauser, Sylvie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Career paths, career development and participation in adult learning are to a large extent dependent on learning experiences and labour-market entrance in early life stages. However, within the group of people with relative weak educational and vocational background variance was found in terms of how people perceive their situation and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Adults, Personal Narratives
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Bimrose, Jenny; Mulvey, Rachel; Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The research investigation into the career trajectories of low-skilled, mid-career individuals in Europe, on which this symposium focused, has emphasised the importance of career support. Participants sometimes had not even completed their initial school qualifications. Often, though not always, they had significant skill deficits. The majority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semiskilled Workers, Career Development, Career Guidance
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Mariager-Anderson, Kristina; Cort, Pia; Thomsen, Rie – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
"Education, education, education" has been a mantra in transnational and national policies since the mid-1990s: everybody has to take part in learning activities throughout their lives in order to stay employable. Hereby lifelong learning establishes a dividing practice between active and inactive lifelong learners constituting the…
Descriptors: Semiskilled Workers, Lifelong Learning, Learning Motivation, Self Determination
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Barnes, Sally-Anne; Brown, Alan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This explores the narratives from three individuals in low-skilled employment in the UK. The interviewees reflected upon their experiences of learning from compulsory education and beyond and their pathways through education to employment. The narratives illustrate how with the support of significant others, resilience and proactivity, they can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semiskilled Workers, Personal Narratives, Interviews
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Swinton, Valda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
A co-operative inquiry group consisting of 8 counsellors met for 11 months to explore their experience of spirituality in their training and in their work with clients [Swinton, V. (2010). The spiritual in counselling training (Unpublished Thesis). The University of Manchester; Swinton, V. (2015). The spiritual in counselling training. In G. Nolan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Counselors, Counseling
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Macaskie, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Bakhtin's [(1981). "The dialogic imagination: Four essays." (C. Emerson & M. Holquist, Trans. M. Holquist, Ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press] concept of the chronotope is used as a lens to view time and place in stories of psycho-spiritual transformation in research and therapy. Distinctions between spirituality,…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Therapy, Imagination, History
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Ross, Alistair – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Spirituality has replaced religion in popular culture and its presence is being felt in the therapeutic world. Using a questionnaire completed by 104 people utilising six descriptive definitions of spirituality and 36 categories of spiritual experience, three meta-themes of forms of spirituality emerged through a thematic analysis. These are…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Questionnaires
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Ji, Mingxia; Hui, Eadaoin; Fu, Hong; Watkins, David; Tao, Linjin; Lo, Sing Kai – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The understanding and application of forgiveness varies across cultures. The current study aimed to examine the effect of a culture-adaptive Forgiveness Intervention on forgiveness attitude, self-esteem, empathy and anxiety of Mainland Chinese college students. Thirty-six participants were randomly allocated to either experimental groups or a…
Descriptors: College Students, Intervention, Positive Attitudes, Self Esteem
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Koydemir, Selda; Sun-Selisik, Z. Eda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The present research examined the effectiveness of an 8-week online strengths-based intervention in promoting subjective and psychological well-being of first year university students. The intervention was composed of five modules pertaining to (a) finding and cultivating on character strengths, (b) regulation of emotions and increasing positive…
Descriptors: Well Being, Intervention, Mental Health, College Freshmen
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