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Title: Qualitative career assessment approaches in Hong Kong : Reflections from a confucian cultural heritage perspective
Authors: Yim, A
Wong, SW
Yuen, M
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Source: In M McMahon & M Watson (Eds.), Career assessment : qualitative approaches, p. 239-246. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2015 How to cite?
Abstract: INTRODUCTION In this chapter we first reflect on the current use of career assessment generally and qualitative career assessment specifically in the context of Chinese students in Hong Kong. We review general approaches to career assessment, guidance and support in Chinese schools, colleges and universities, summarising strengths and weaknesses in current provisions. We then discuss briefly an evaluation of the Chinese version of My System of Career Influences Reflection Activity (MSCI; McMahon, Patton & Watson, 2005) with Chinese secondary students. Finally, issues in qualitative assessment in career counselling in the Asian Confucian heritage context are highlighted. Career assessment is “a process of gathering data about a person in relation to a career choice, decision, or issue” (Leong & Leung, 1994, p. 247). Its major goal is to facilitate exploration of career options and opportunities, to assist with the making of effective career choices, and to resolve any career concerns that an individual may have (Walsh & Betz, 1990). For many years, career assessment has been considered an integral part of career counselling (Whiston & Rahardja, 2005) and traditionally quantitative assessment tools have been used for this purpose, while qualitative approaches have been less evident (McMahon, Patton, & Watson, 2003). This is certainly true of the situation in Asia.
ISBN: 9789463000345
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6300-034-5_27
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