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|Title: ||Client’s factors of working alliance: A preliminary study in Career Construction Counseling|
|Authors: ||Cardoso, Paulo|
Campos, Rui C.
Taveira, Maria do Céu
|Issue Date: ||2021|
|Abstract: ||This study aims to identify the client factors that predict working alliance in career
construction counselling. The sample included 49 participants (34 females). A
demographic questionnaire collected information about clients’ gender, age and
educational level. Distress was assessed using the Outcome Questionnaire-45. The
strength of working alliance was measured by the Work Alliance Inventory-Short and
Revised at the end of both the first and the last career counselling sessions. Multiple
regression analyses were computed out to test whether client characteristics (gender,
age, educational level and distress) predicted the strength of the working alliance.
Results showed client distress and low educational level to be significant predictors of
working alliance strength at both moments. Study limitations and research implications
are presented. Findings suggest practices fostering working alliance, namely, boosting
counsellors’ awareness of signs of client distress and working on client expectations for
the career counselling process.|
|Appears in Collections:||PSI - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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