Title

Negative Career Outlook and the Working Alliance in Career Counseling

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-5-2018

Publication Title

Career Development Quarterly

Volume

66

Issue

3

First page number:

279

Last page number:

284

Abstract

The authors investigated 3 dimensions of the working alliance—goal, task, and bond—and the reduction of negative career‐related thoughts. A pretest–posttest design revealed a significant reduction in negative career thoughts after an initial career counseling interview was provided to college students (N = 87). Regression analyses revealed that task predicted negative career thoughts. The findings offer evidence of the effectiveness of career counseling and of the contribution of working alliance to counseling as a process and outcome variable.

Keywords

Career counseling; Career counseling effectiveness; College students; Negative career thoughts; Working alliance

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Language

English

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