My Career Story: Description And Initial Validity Evidence

Title

My Career Story: Description And Initial Validity Evidence

Creator

Hartung P J; Santilli S

Publisher

Journal of Career Assessment

Date

2018
2018-05

Description

My career story (MCS) comprises a self-guided autobiographical workbook designed to simulate career construction counseling. The MCS contains a series of questions from the Career Construction Interview to elicit a life-career story and reveal a life theme that are then related to a current career problem indicated by the workbook user. Reflecting on the answers to the questions aims to promote key life-design goals of adaptability, narratability, intentionality, and action. After describing its development and use, a case illustration and initial preliminary validity study of the MCS is presented. Latent semantic analysis, a method for determining meaning similarity of words and passages within bodies of text, indicated a mean agreement level of .81 between MCS life portraits constructed by participants (N =10) and those constructed for the participants by experts in career construction counseling. The MCS shows some initial promise for self-guided career intervention to increase self-reflection and ability to tell and enact one's career story. Future research is needed to support the validity of the MCS workbook.

Subject

career; Career construction counseling; career construction theory; career intervention; career planning; decision-making; latent semantic analysis; life design; life design; my career; narrative career counseling; Psychology; story

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

308-321

Issue

2

Volume

26

Citation

Hartung P J; Santilli S, “My Career Story: Description And Initial Validity Evidence,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10117.

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