The Effectiveness of Two Positive Career Counseling Modules for Working Parents in Taiwan

Yu Chen Wang, Yi Mei Lee

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The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of 2 positive career counseling modules—the strength-centered career counseling (SCC) module and the goal-oriented career counseling module—for working parents in Taiwan (23 men and 28 women). The study used an experimental design, and the instruments were the Personal Growth Initiative Scale, Job Satisfaction Inventory, and Career Self-Efficacy Scale. A within-subjects analysis of variance indicated that both modules were effective in personal growth initiative and career self-efficacy, and SCC particularly had continuous effects on both of them. Advanced versions for the 2 modules and implications for future practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-37
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Employment Counseling
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1



  • career counseling
  • goal oriented
  • intervention
  • strength centered
  • working parents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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