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van Rijn, Biljana; Cooper, Mick; Jackson, Andrew; Wild, Ciara – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The paper presents an introduction of a newly developed, avatar-based virtual reality therapy, as an addition to the therapeutic programme, within a therapeutic community prison in the UK. The participants had six group sessions facilitated by a counsellor. The aim of the project was to investigate whether this approach would improve mental health…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Therapy, Computer Simulation
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Ginevra, Maria Cristina; Nota, Laura – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The first purpose of the study was to establish how Italian adolescents perceive jobs in the newly emerging economy sectors as well as more traditional jobs from gender-stereotyped and gender-segregated perspectives. The second purpose was to verify the role of problem-solving and gender in gender-role stereotyping. A total of 217 Italian high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Problem Solving, Adolescents
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Sheikhi, Siamak; Issazadegan, Ali; Norozy, Merseda; Saboory, Ehsan – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The present study considered the relationships between alexithymia and Machiavellian personality beliefs among university students. Two hundred and thirteen students (95 women and 118 men) studying Master's degrees in psychology, education, law, political sciences, and social sciences at the University of Tehran were randomly chosen using…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Personality Traits, College Students, Correlation
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Reid, Hazel; Westergaard, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Long-term unemployed young people are a "social concern" in many countries. The focus for research is usually cities, but may also include rural areas. The qualitative study described in this paper focuses instead on four young people living in coastal towns in South East England. The study suggests that their experiences in education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Youth Problems, Unemployment
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Song, Jingjing; Zuo, Bin; Wen, Fangfang; Yan, Lei – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Exposure to negative math-gender stereotypes undermines the intentions of female college students to engage in careers in the math field, yet the mechanisms by which such stereotypes relate to girls' career intentions remain unclear. We simultaneously tested multiple mediators in a sample of 186 female students from one high school in central…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Career Choice, Mathematics Education
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Schröder, Christian; Karl, Ute – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
With this article we want to illustrate how the central publications of the European Union legitimate a role of Career Guidance Services (CGS) that help in establishing a desired form of social order. Using the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse, we reconstructed four typical metaphorical conceptualisations of CGS that go along with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Classification, Career Counseling
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Leach, Tony – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper explores contested notions of the purpose of education and careers work. The research for the paper examines public sector employee reactions to notion of a psychological contract breach, when cuts in funding put their jobs and careers at risk. It argues that, in this environment, the search for career fulfilment can be marked by…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Employment Experience, Employment Potential, Career Guidance
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Draaisma, Aniek; Meijers, Frans; Kuijpers, Marinka – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
To prepare students for the flexible labour market of nowadays, schools are increasingly acknowledging their responsibility to guide students in their career development. The project "Career Orientation and Guidance in Secondary Vocational Education" was developed to encourage Dutch schools to initiate and/or continue the creation of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Education, Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Education
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Hearne, Lucy; Geary, Tom; Martin, Noelle – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This paper will deliberate upon the relevance of guidance counselling as a "whole school" responsibility in the context of recent policy and practice changes in the Irish post primary sector since the Government of Ireland Budget 2012. Pertinent issues including the complexities of delivering a whole school approach to guidance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, School Guidance, Case Studies
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Andrews, David; Hooley, Tristram – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
There is a long history of teachers and schools being involved in the delivery of career education and guidance. As the breadth of career education and guidance activity in English schools grew throughout the twentieth century it became increasingly necessary to have an individual within the school responsible for leading and managing this…
Descriptors: Role, Career Development, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
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Gough, John – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Rapidly changing policy contexts in England have dramatically affected the provision of career guidance, and the training and development of its practitioners. This paper takes an autoethnographic and self-reflexive approach to exploring the experience of a Senior Lecturer in Career Guidance who manages a centre that offers the Qualification in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Counselor Training, Autobiographies
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den Boer, Peter; Hoeve, Aimée – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Reflective career conversations are a necessary instrument in the career guidance of students in vocational education. These conversations help students to learn from their (work) experiences and gain a better understanding of their motives on the labour market. Research shows that in a society in which change seems to become the only constant…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Guidance, Discourse Communities, Program Implementation
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Mann, Anthony; Huddleston, Prue – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The focus of this article is the youth labour market and how changes within it have (negatively) affected the economic prospects of young Britons. It suggests ways in which schools and colleges can respond to such change in order to optimise the life chances of their students. The paper reviews the perspectives of two important groups of people…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Economic Impact
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Hughes, Deirdre – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
This article provides a five-year historical synopsis of how central government policies are impacting on careers work in England's secondary schools. It shows attempts to reshape and re-engineer careers provision for young people, through an evolving careers experiment. The extent to which such exogenous arrangements are facilitating and/or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Public Policy, Secondary School Students
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Law, Bill – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
Career-development theories offer a variety of configurations to help people make sense of both epistemology and pedagogy. This chapter considers the meaning associated with learning for living and the potential for existing and new frameworks to be applied to practice in twenty-first century schooling. Back in 1996, a new career learning theory…
Descriptors: Career Development, Learning Theories, Career Education, Teaching Methods
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