CAREER SELF-MANAGEMENT: EVALUATION OF AN INTERVENTION WITH CULTURALLY DIVERSE SAMPLES
Universidade do Minho (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:“Career Self-Management Seminar”, in its version B, (PCG-B, Taveira, et al., 2007), is a specialized psychological intervention model designed to support academics in career exploration, goal setting, design and implementation of action plans, and monitoring and feedback obtaining, in order to facilitate career problem solving and decision making (Pinto, 2010; Taveira, 2009; Taveira & Pinto, 2010). This study aims to present and discuss the evaluation of the intervention outcomes, in a group of Portuguese young adults (GE1=16), and in a group of Mozambican young adults (GE2=16), in comparison with a group control (GC=16). Its effects on cognitive, behavioral, and emotional dimensions of the career exploration process, and on the type of participants’ career concerns were evaluated through the completion of the self-report measures Career Exploration Survey (CES, Stumpf, Colarelli, & Hartman, 1983; EEV, adapt. by Taveira, 1997) and Adult Career Concerns Inventory (ACCI, Super, Thompson, & Lindeman, 1988; IPC, adapt. for Duarte, 1997), respectively, in two different moments in time. Implications are drawn for the design of specialized career intervention models adjusted to clients’ multicultural characteristics.
Keywords: Self-career management, career intervention, multiculturalism, evaluation.