Evaluation of a semi-structured assessment interview derived from a systems model of career

McIlveen, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1864-9516 and McGregor-Bayne, Heather and Alcock, Anne and Hjertum, Eileen (2003) Evaluation of a semi-structured assessment interview derived from a systems model of career. Australian Journal of Career Development, 12 (3). pp. 33-41. ISSN 1038-4162


Current literature indicates that vocational assessment in the field of career counseling and guidance has been dominated by quantitative and empirical methods. Recent
criticism of the field from the post-modernist perspective has stimulated the development of theories that account for a wider range of influences present in an individual's
phenomenal world with respect to career. This study investigated the practical efficacy of a semi-structured interview, derived from the Systems Theory Framework (STF),
which was developed for application in the career counselling service at a university.
Another interview derived from 'standard' practice methods was also developed for comparison purposes. Clients of a careers counselling service received either form of
interview in an experiment that utilised a pre-test post-test design. Three measures of outcome (self-exploration, environment exploration, and attributional style) were used to assess the two interview methods. Results indicated that the interview based upon the STF has some tentative merit as a potential alternative method for career assessment.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 06:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: system theory framework; STF; career counselling; vocational assessment; career assessment
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520102 Educational psychology
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390404 Educational counselling
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350503 Human resources management
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/10.1177/103841620301200306
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/406

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