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ERIC Number: EJ1179305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Work Values, Occupational Engagement, and Professional Quality of Life in Counselors-in-Training: Assessments in a Constructivist-Based Career Counseling Course
Blount, Ashley J.; Bjornsen, Abby L.; Moore, Madeleine M.
Professional Counselor, v8 n1 p60-72 2018
In this investigation, a sample of counselors-in-training's (CITs) work values, occupational engagement, and professional quality of life were explored at pre- and post-completion of a career counseling course. In relation to work values, participants highly valued balance, support, helping, and honesty within their careers, while power, competition, and risk-taking were least valued. Overall, participants increased their levels of occupational engagement from pre- to post-assessment over the span of the career counseling course. Finally, participants experienced moderate levels of compassion satisfaction and experienced low levels of burnout and compassion fatigue in relation to their professional quality of life. Implications of these findings for counselors, counselor educators, and CITs include: (a) incorporation of constructivist pedagogy; (b) discussion of essential counseling-related factors (e.g., burnout, compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction); (c) the importance of wellness support; and (d) incorporation of assessments in counseling classrooms.
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counselor Training, Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Quality of Life, Preferences, Values, Burnout, Empathy, Fatigue (Biology), Satisfaction, College Students, Likert Scales, Measures (Individuals), Interest Inventories, Surveys, Vocational Interests, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Work Values Inventory