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Psychological Studies

, Volume 64, Issue 1, pp 30–40 | Cite as

A Preliminary Study on the Effects of Strength-Based Career Workshop with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® in Taiwan

  • Payling HarnEmail author
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Abstract

This study aimed to explore the applications and effects on strength-based career workshop with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP). The researcher adopted a single group of experimental design and a group LegoViews to collect qualitative and quantitative data for cross-validation. The researcher facilitated LSP strength-based career workshop with seven Taiwanese adults. Then, the researcher adopted “career hope scale,” “positive and negative affect schedule”, and “critical positive ratio checklist” to evaluate the effectiveness of workshop. The previous three scales were utilized for surveying at three time points, respectively, which were before the workshop started 3 days ago, after the workshop finished 3 weeks later, and after the workshop finished 3 days later, as pretest, posttest, and follow-up test. The researcher adopted repeated measures one-way ANOVA for measuring the effects of change. Finally, the researcher applied the Group LegoViews for 1 hour to explore the connotations of change by content analysis method. According to the research results, participants significantly presented delay effect in negative affect and immediate effect in critical positive ratio, but no significant differences in positive effect and career hope. Furthermore, the textual information collected from the LegoViews revealed LSP strength-based career workshop could improve positive emotional effects of “Concreting Construction, Promoting Positive,” “Multiple Linking, Broadening Thinking,” and “Perceiving Displacement, Eliminating Negative”; and career hope constructions of “Calling Original Intention, Career Anchoring,” “Multiple Trade-offs, Dreams into Reality,” and “Linking Nurturing Relationships, Deepening Empowerment.”

Keywords

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Strength Career LegoViews 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hsuan Chunag UiversityHsinchu CityTaiwan, ROC

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