Japanese Association of Industrial Counselling
Online ISSN : 2435-4554
Print ISSN : 1880-9669
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  • Keiko Hara, Yasutoshi Horiuchi, Masaki Okada, Satoshi Yorifuji, Yasuko ...
    2020 Volume 22 Issue 1 Pages 1-14
    Published: September 30, 2020
    Released: January 20, 2021
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    The purpose of this study is to define the vocational development process through balancing duties and union activities in the part-time operating officer. Research questions are as follows. How do officers become officers and How role and job awareness and behavior change? What factors affect changes in job awareness and behavior? The survey targeted 16 officers (average age: 36.3). Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 15 subjects. A verbal protocol was made for the interview contents, which was then analyzed by the modified grounded theory approach (M-GTA). It was determined that the theoretical saturation was reached with 66 concepts, and from the inter-conceptual aspect, they were arranged into 14 categories and 5 category groups. There is a hesitation and a reason to be appointed before becoming an officer, changes in role and job awareness and behavior through executive experience. There are both hardships and rewarding experiences, and the experience gained because of officers accumulates. It was suggested that both the constructive effect on the work and the career autonomy were promoted.

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An Exploratory Study of Irrational Career Belief Constructs
  • Kotaro MORIMOTO
    2020 Volume 22 Issue 1 Pages 15-24
    Published: September 30, 2020
    Released: January 20, 2021
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    This exploratory study examines irrational career belief constructs. A semi-structured interview was conducted with five university students who did not obtain successful job offers despite their employment-seeking activities. Based on this data, the analysis constructed six categories: disvalued as a human being, concealed identity, futility of employment-seeking activities, ease in getting job offers, dependence on circumstances, and respect for applicants. In addition, the relationships between these categories and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy’s (REBT’s) classification of irrational beliefs as“absolute demands,”“awfulizing,”“depreciation,”and “discomfort intolerance”were examined. Five categories were directly related to employment-seeking activities, therefore, intervention is necessary to help students understand and accept the real conditions and circumstances in the job-hunting market. The category of “disvalued as a human being” was associated with REBT’s unconditional self-acceptance which should be understood from a perspective of life career support. The implications of this study could be used as information to help develop a technique and an assessment tool to intervene irrational career beliefs for career support and career counseling based on REBT method.

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