Integrating storytelling and quantitative career assessment

Abstract

Combining quantitative career assessment with narrative career counselling is a career counselling challenge. The Integrative Structured Interview (ISI) facilitates this integration through the narration of career stories based on quantitative scores, such as those of the Self-Directed Search. The aims of this single case research were to: (a) examine the process of an Integrative Structured Interview with a participant, and (b) explore it from the participant and interviewer perspectives using an interpersonal process recall interview. The results suggest the benefits of the ISI process and a need for further research with a range of client groups.

Résumé

Intégration du récit narratif et de l’évaluation quantitative de carrière.

Combiner l’évaluation quantitative de carrière avec l’orientation professionnelle narrative est un défi de l’orientation professionnelle. L’entretien Structuré Intégratif (Integrative Structured Interview, ISI) facilite cette intégration à travers des récits de carrière basés sur des scores quantitatifs, tels que ceux de la Recherche auto-dirigée (Self-Directed Search). Les objectifs de cette étude de cas étaient les suivants : (a) examiner le processus d’un entretien Structuré Intégratif avec un participant, et (b) l’étudier du point de vue du participant et de l’enquêteur en utilisant un Entretien de Rappel du Processus Interpersonnel (Interpersonal Process Recall interview). Les résultats suggèrent les avantages du processus ISI et la nécessité de recherches ultérieures avec des groupes de clients divers.

Zusammenfassung

Integration von Storytelling und quantitativer Laufbahndiagnostik.

Die Kombination von quantitativer Laufbahndiagnostik und narrativer Laufbahnberatung ist eine beraterische Herausforderung. Das Integrative Structured Interview (ISI) vereinfacht diese Integration durch das Erzählen von Laufbahnstories auf der Grundlage von quantitativen Angaben, wie sie beispielsweise der Self-Directed Search liefert. Die Ziele der vorliegenden Einzelfalluntersuchung waren: (a) die Durchführung eines Integrative Structured Interviews zu betrachten, und (b) dieses mit Hilfe eines Interpersonal Process Recall Interviews aus der Sicht des Teilnehmers und aus der Sicht des Interviewers zu durchleuchten. Die Ergebnisse sprechen für den Nutzen des Integrative Structured Interviews, bedürfen aber noch weiterer Forschung mit unterschiedlichen Klientengruppen.

Resumen

Integrar la narración de cuentos y la evaluación cuantitativa de la carrera.

Combinar la evaluación profesional cuantitativa con el asesoramiento profesional narrativo es un desafío de asesoramiento profesional. La Entrevista Estructurada Integrativa (ISI) facilita esta integración a través de la narración de historias de carrera basadas en puntajes cuantitativos, tales como la Búsqueda Autodirigida. Los objetivos de esta investigación de caso único fueron: (a) examinar el proceso de una Entrevista Estructurada Integrativa con un participante, y (b) explorarlo desde las perspectivas del participante y el entrevistador utilizando una entrevista de Recuperación de Proceso Interpersonal. Los resultados sugieren los beneficios del proceso ISI y la necesidad de realizar más investigaciones con una variedad de grupos de asesorados/clientes.

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McMahon, M., Bimrose, J., Watson, M. et al. Integrating storytelling and quantitative career assessment. Int J Educ Vocat Guidance 20, 523–542 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10775-019-09415-1

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Keywords

  • Integrative Structured Interview
  • Quantitative career assessment
  • Narrative career counselling