Negative career outlook and the working alliance in career counseling

Alchin, Carolyn and McIlveen, Peter and Perera, Harsha N. (2018) Negative career outlook and the working alliance in career counseling. Career Development Quarterly, 66 (3). pp. 279-284. ISSN 0889-4019


The present study investigated three dimensions of the working alliance—Goal, Task, and Bond —and the reduction of negative career-related thoughts. A pre-test post-test design revealed a significant reduction in negative career thoughts after an initial career counseling interview provided to N = 87 college students. Regression analysis revealed that Task predicted negative career thoughts. The findings offer evidence of the effectiveness of career counseling and of the contribution of working alliance to counseling as a process and outcome variable.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 October 2020 (24 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 04:15
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 05:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: career counseling, working alliance, negative career thoughts, career counseling effectiveness
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/cdq.12149

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