The dimensional structure of metaphors of career and their relations to career agency, job search self-efficacy, and negative career outlook

Creed, Allison and McIlveen, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1864-9516 and Perera, Harsha (2020) The dimensional structure of metaphors of career and their relations to career agency, job search self-efficacy, and negative career outlook. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. pp. 1-24. ISSN 1873-0388


Abstract

We measured 16 career-related metaphors’ salience to university students and graduates (N = 577). The JOURNEY metaphor recorded the highest score (62%) with moderate levels for ENCOUNTERS AND RELATIONSHIPS, A STORY, and ROLES. Exploratory structural equation modelling revealed four factors labelled as Constraint (i.e. entrapped, struggling, or living within constraints), Personal Experience (i.e. humanistic, person-centred qualities), Complexity (i.e. complex, integrated parts of an unfolding whole), and Procedure (i.e. established protocols or systems of meaning making). This study demonstrates a framework for conceptualizing relations among career-related variables: career agency, job search self-efficacy, and negative career outlook.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 05:16
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 21:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career counseling, Higher education, Metaphor
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390404 Educational counselling
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520399 Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-020-09442-3
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39863

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