Archetypal life themes, career orientations, and employability satisfaction of higher education students: a postmodern career counselling perspective

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Author: Coetzee, M.

Abstract:

The objective of the study was to explore the constructs archetypal live themes (measured by the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator), and career orientations (measured by the Career Orientations Inventory) from a postmodern career counselling perspective in facilitating students' employability satisfaction (measured by a single item scale). A random sample of 270 predominately black and female distance learning undergraduate students (mean age = 32) employed in the service industry participated in the survey. Correlational statistics revealed statistically significant relationships between the participants' current active archetypal life themes, their dominant career orientations and employability satisfaction. The value of the findings lies in the explanatory utility of the identified empirical relationships between the three variables in postmodern constructivist and narrative career counselling approaches interested in combining facets of quantitative and qualitative assessments.

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The objective of the study was to explore the constructs archetypal live themes (measured by the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator), and career orientations (measured by the Career Orientations Inventory) from a postmodern career counselling perspective in facilitating students' employability satisfaction (measured by a single item scale). A random sample of 270 predominately black and female distance learning undergraduate students (mean age = 32) employed in the service industry participated in the survey. Correlational statistics revealed statistically significant relationships ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Students; Higher education; Employment

Keywords: Career goal; Career counselling; Student interests; Employability

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: [Pretoria, South Africa]: Unisa Press for Higher Education South Africa, 2012

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Journal title: South African journal of higher education

Journal volume : 26

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2012

Pages: pp. 691-716

ISSN: 1011-3487

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call Number:
TD/TNC 111.457



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