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Coaching, higher education and employability

Coaching, higher education and employability

Molyn, Joanna ORCID: 0000-0002-8309-5062, Mundy, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-7970-3507 and Gray, David E. ORCID: 0000-0002-3881-5083 (2019) Coaching, higher education and employability. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this quasi-experimental, longitudinal mixed-methods research study we examine the nature of career coaching and frame it as a type of developmental tool that can enhance students’ personal and professional development. We investigate the effectiveness of career coaching in increasing students’ career-decision self-efficacy and in turn, their employability efforts. We also examine what aspects of the coaching relationship are most effective in changing students’ career-decision self-efficacy beliefs, outcome expectations and employability efforts.

We argue that the role of Higher Education is to empower students and to address the issues of gender, ethnicity, perceived social support, socioeconomic status, cultural influences and gender role models in their employability strategy. We position coaching as a strategic employability enhancing tool. Our findings suggest that the career coaching intervention has a lot of benefits and an overall positive effect.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational coaching; business education; career development;
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Work & Employment Research Unit (WERU)
Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
Last Modified: 11 May 2019 01:25
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23626

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