An interpretative phenomenological analysis of adult clients' experience of My Career Chapter

McIlveen, Peter and Patton, Wendy and Hoare, P. Nancey (2008) An interpretative phenomenological analysis of adult clients' experience of My Career Chapter. Australian Journal of Career Development, 17 (3). pp. 51-62. ISSN 1038-4162

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This paper reports a study of adult clients' experience of My Career Chapter; which is a theoretically-informed, qualitative career assessment and counselling procedure. My Career Chapter engenders personal exploration through a client's writing and reading aloud a career-related autobiography, which is formulated on the basis of structured steps and a sentence-completion process. In a predominantly qualitative, mixed method design (i.e., QUAL+quan), interpretative phenomenological analysis of six interview transcripts constructed three major clusters representative of clients' experiences: Implications for instructions and guidelines; induction of personal contemplation and self-reflection; and positive emotional experience. Secondary quantitative data aligned with the primary qualitative results. The results of this study were consistent with and extend upon previous research; and were indicative of the safety and potential of My Career Chapter as a narrative career assessment and counselling procedure for adults.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2008 12:05
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 00:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: career counselling; vocational psychology; My Career Chapter; interpretative phenomenological analysis; narrative psychology
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220310 Phenomenology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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