Abstract


THE EFFECT OF TREE OF LIFE CAREER COUNSELLING PROGRAM ON SECONDARY SCHOOLERS’ CAREER DECISION-MAKING SELF-EFFICACY

The purpose of this study was to adapt the Tree of Life application, which was developed based on narrative approach and used for trauma interventions frequently, into career counseling and evaluate its effectiveness on secondary schoolers’ career decision-making self-efficacy. Within the scope of the study, the effectiveness of career counseling program based on narrative therapy was investigated. This study is a quasi-experimental research which was carried out in Turkey. In this research, a 2X2 quasi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test measurements was used. First, two groups were formed, one as experimental and one as a control group. The career story development program based on the narrative therapy which was developed by the researchers was applied on the participants in the experimental group. All of the participants in the study were seventh grade students in the secondary school and 14 years old. The experiment group had 13 participants (6 male, 7 female), and the control group consisted of 12 participants (5 male, 7 female). Demographic Form and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy (CDMSES) Scale were used as the data collection tools. In order to examine the research questions, Mann Whitney U-test was conducted between the pre-test and post-test scores of the experimental and control groups. According to the findings, while there was no significant difference between the pre-test scores for all sub-dimensions and total scores of the experimental group and the control group (p>, 05), significant differences were observed in the post-test scores in favor of the experimental group (p <, 05).



Keywords

Career decision-making, narrative career counselling, tree of life, secondary school.


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