Research on life design in (South) Africa : a qualitative analysis

Show simple item record Maree, J.G. (Kobus) 2015-09-02T06:08:31Z 2015-09-02T06:08:31Z 2015-09
dc.description.abstract No country, including South Africa, has been left untouched by the global economic meltdown in 2008 and fears that another financial meltdown could be imminent. This article reports on the emergence of career construction and life design in response to changes in the world of work. It explains the essence of career construction and life design and discusses their value in 21st century (South) Africa. It also discusses the re-emergence of adaptability as a pivotal ‘survival skill’ in the 21st century and its importance in career counselling contexts. The second part of the article covers the analysis of six case studies on career construction and design counselling. Qualitative data analysis was used to identify common themes and subthemes in the case studies. It emerged that life design counselling enabled the participants to understand themselves better and construct new selves, broadened their perspectives on career-life issues, facilitated change in their lives, encouraged action, and imbued new hope in them. However, more research is needed on such counselling, especially in group contexts. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Maree, JG 2015, 'Research on life design in (South) Africa : a qualitative analysis', South African Journal of Psychology, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 332-348. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0081-2463 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-208X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0081246314566785
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Sage en_ZA
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2015 by Sage Publications en_ZA
dc.subject Adaptability en_ZA
dc.subject Career construction en_ZA
dc.subject Meta’ approach to data analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Thematic data analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Life design en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Research on life design in (South) Africa : a qualitative analysis en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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