Working on Stories to Enhance Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy

  •  K. Argyro Charokopaki    


This article considers the potential complementarity of traditional career assessment and more recent narrative approaches -in particular narrative career counseling and story telling approach- to career counseling in terms of theory and practice. It describes an Integrated Qualitative Structured Interview to construct stories about the four sources of career decision making self-efficacy information: mastery experiences, vicarious learning, social persuasion and emotions regulations techniques. The model facilitates and enables narrative exploration to supplement clients’ knowledge and understanding of the role of past and present influences concerning career decision making self-efficacy. The Narrative career counselling and the story telling approach and Social Cognitive Career Theory are the foundation of the qualitative structured interview based on story crafting questions.

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