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Zhang, Jiahong; Yuen, Mantak; Chen, Gaowei – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
This study examined Chinese technical education students' (N = 18) perceptions of career-related support received from teachers using thematic analysis. Six themes emerged from the interviews: enhancement of self-improvement and self-exploration, informational support, career-related role models, instrumental support, emotional support and support…
Descriptors: Career Development, Technical Education, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries
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Sampson, James P.; Kettunen, Jaana; Vuorinen, Raimo – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
We examine the role of counselors and other practitioners in delivering career interventions using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Current benefits and limitations of ICT use provide the basis for recommendations. Potential benefits of increased ICT engagement include cost-effectiveness and improved access to resources and support.…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Teacher Role, Career Counseling, Career Development
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Kewalramani, Sarika; Phillipson, Sivanes – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
This study draws upon Vygotskian mediation and internalisation constructs to investigate how parental beliefs, values, expectations and familial acculturation processes can shape immigrant children's secondary schooling subject choices within an Australian context. Using a case study approach, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Role, Immigrants, Parent Child Relationship
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Albien, A. J.; Kidd, M.; Naidoo, A. V.; Maree, J. G. – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
In the present research study, key career adaptability constructs and the extent to which these constructs are relevant in a non-Western and developing world context were explored. The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) was administered to 396 Grade 11 isiXhosa speaking high school students from a low-income township in South Africa (M[subscript…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Vocational Adjustment, Measures (Individuals)
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Fejes, Andreas; Dahlstedt, Magnus – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
This article poses these questions: How do participants on two different courses in folk high schools in Sweden, a basic course and a theatre course, motivate their educational and occupational choices, and what similarities and differences can be identified? We analyse interviews with students drawing on a narrative approach. Five trajectories…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Folk Schools, Career Choice, High School Students
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Camargo, Ana; Storme, Martin; Çelik, Pinar – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
Previous research has shown that cultural intelligence is a positive predictor of expatriate career intentions among university students, but little is known about the "how" of this relationship. In a first study (N = 241) we provide evidence for the incremental validity of cultural intelligence, by showing that cultural intelligence…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Immigrants, Intention, College Students
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Fournier, Geneviève; Lachance, Lise; Viviers, Simon; Lahrizi, Imane Zineb; Goyer, Liette; Masdonati, Jonas – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
The paper presents first the theoretical foundations used to develop a pre-experimental version of a questionnaire on relationship to work, and then the four stages of its initial validation leading to an experimental version. These stages included: (1) Defining the dimensions and sub-dimensions of the relationship to work concept; (2)…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Content Validity, Work Attitudes, Test Items
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Roy, Rajib; Das, Niladri – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2020
This study assesses the influence of gender differences in the formation of entrepreneurial intention. Specifically, we investigate how culture and gender influence factors responsible for entrepreneurial intention development. A sample of 414 science and technology students from the world's fourth most prominent entrepreneurial university…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Entrepreneurship, Cultural Influences, Intention
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de Oliveira, Manoela Ziebell; de Andrade, Alexsandro Luiz; Beria, Francielle Machado; Gomes, William Barbosa – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
Studies indicate that the costs resulting from voluntary turnover range from 93 to 200% of the annual salary for a single position, besides intangible losses for teams and individuals. The present study tested an explanatory model of turnover intention and a predictive model of voluntary turnover behavior among Brazilian employees. Participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employee Attitudes, Labor Turnover, Intention
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Andreassen, Inga H.; Einarsdóttir, Sif; Lerkkanen, Jukka; Thomsen, Rie; Wikstrand, Frida – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
The development of education programmes in career guidance and counseling (CGC) has followed different paths among the various Nordic countries. Ten CGC programmes in Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden were evaluated against the NICE curricular model. The results show that all NICE core competences are represented in the…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Competency Based Education, Program Content
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Karacan-Ozdemir, Nurten – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
The present study examined the influence of career adaptability and gender on career decision-making difficulties among Turkish adolescents. The sample consisted of 702 high school students, 55% girls. The results showed that concern correlated negatively with lack of readiness, but positively with lack of information and inconsistent information.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Decision Making, Adolescents
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Barclay, Susan R.; Stoltz, Kevin B.; Clemente, Amy – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to examine narrative responses of participants (n = 83) to the prompts of the career construction interview for manifest interests. We compared our analyzed results of narrative responses to participant Strong Interest Inventory-College Profile results to determine correlational strength. The results…
Descriptors: Interest Inventories, Vocational Interests, Correlation, Interviews
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Xing, Xue – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
The log-linear cognitive diagnosis model (LCDM) is a modern technique that dichotomously classifies individuals (e.g., possession and non-possession) on attributes of a multidimensional construct, which is particularly suited to diagnostic and formative assessments where a classification decision is desired (e.g., to assign intervention or not).…
Descriptors: Classification, Occupational Tests, Educational Assessment, Cognitive Measurement
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Di Palma, Tiziana; Reid, Hazel – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
To construct a career is a complex developmental task that involves several contextual and personal factors. The uncertainty and instability that characterise modern societies are evident in many European countries. The present study aimed to explore the processes of career development and meaning-making, and how cultural and contextual factors…
Descriptors: Career Development, Cultural Context, Career Choice, College Freshmen
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Kettunen, Jaana; Sampson, James P., Jr. – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
This article reports the findings from a phenomenographic investigation into career development experts' conceptions of challenges involved in the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in career services. The results show that these challenges varied from (1) inadequate access to ICT, (2) inadequate access to…
Descriptors: Career Development, Barriers, Information Technology, Technology Integration
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