Author

Naveeda Athar

Publication Date

2008

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Giordano, Francesca G.

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

LCSH

Women's studies||Educational psychology||Minorities--Study and teaching||Higher education

Abstract

This dissertation reports the results of an investigation into the effects of a career counseling intervention on enhancing the career decision-making self-efficacy and reducing career-related barriers in the lives of newly immigrated South Asian women. Participants for the study were drawn from the Chicago area. Each participant was a new immigrant to the United States within the last five years, had a professional background from their countries of origin, and had been unemployed for at least last six months. Data were gathered from 17 participants for six consecutive weeks. Pre intervention assessments were conducted in session number one. Post interventions assessments were conducted in the two-week follow-up session. Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale Short Form (CDMSES-SF) and Barriers to Employment Seeking Inventory (BESI) were the pre intervention and post intervention assessments. CDMSES-SF and BESI were analyzed by using SPSS paired sample t-tests. Significant differences were found between the pre intervention and post intervention results. Participants who had a higher ESL score were able to gain employment faster than the ones whose ESL scores were lower. Implications for professional counselors and future research are noted in the conclusion.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-112)

Extent

vii, 153 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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