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

McIlveen, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1864-9516 and Patton, Wendy and Hoare, P. Nancey ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5156-7574 (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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Abstract

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/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
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 (2008): 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
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5299 Other psychology > 529999 Other psychology not elsewhere classified
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500310 Phenomenology
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390404 Educational counselling
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4509

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