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An ethnographic exploration of counsellors' experiences of career councelling with students

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dc.contributor.advisor Cronjé, Elsje Margaretha
dc.contributor.advisor Nieuwoudt, Johannes Marthinus Kodisang, Tshifhiwa Marylene 2017-03-15T06:58:55Z 2017-03-15T06:58:55Z 2016-10
dc.identifier.citation Kodisang, Tshifhiwa Marylene (2016) An ethnographic exploration of counsellors' experiences of career councelling with students, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this ethnographic study is to explore the following: 1. The counsellors’ experience of the process of career counselling provided to students at a distance learning institution 2. My own experiences of doing counselling with Unisa students. 3. How Holland’s career theory, the social cognitive career theory and the chaos theory of careers could shape the process of career counselling. The themes that emanated from the stories of six counsellors indicate that they view counselling as a continuous process wherein it is necessary to strike a balance through blended counselling between the needs of individuals versus helping the multitude of anonymous students. In order to facilitate counselling effectively, counsellors need resources and in order to develop these resources they use a diversity of career theories which act as a frame of reference. Attention is given to the development of career counsellors’ identity and self-confidence and how this impacts on the counsellors’ growth. The recommendations of this study hold the promise of contributing to the counselling process at the DCCD. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 200 pages) : illustrations en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Directorate for counselling en
dc.subject Career development en
dc.subject Career counsellor en
dc.subject Students en
dc.subject Blended counselling en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Ethnography en
dc.subject Auto-ethnography en
dc.subject Holland career theory en
dc.subject Social cognitive career theory en
dc.subject Chaos theory of careers en
dc.subject Career counselling en
dc.subject.ddc 371.4250968
dc.subject.lcsh Career development -- Students -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Vocational guidance -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in higher education -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh University of South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Educational counseling -- South Africa en
dc.title An ethnographic exploration of counsellors' experiences of career councelling with students en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Psychology en Phil. (Psychology)

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