Women's Career Decision-Making After Brain Injury


  • Maria Iaquinta Douglas College
  • Norman E. Amundson University of British Columbia
  • William A. Borgen University of British Columbia


women, career decision, brain injury, decision making


The career development and counselling literature has not included disability within the framework of diversity (Whiston & Breichesen, 2002) and has especially ignored women with isabilities (Flores et al., 2003). Consequently, the career development of  women with disabilities is at an early phase of inquiry (Noonan et al., 2004) with no extant studies on the career development of women with acquired brain injury (ABI). Thus the purpose of this study was to give women with disabilities a greater priority in career research and to elucidate the career decision-making experiences of women with ABI. The social model of disability, which treats disability and normality as socially constructed statuses (Gill, Kewman, & Brannan, 2003), and positive psychology (Duckworth, Steen, & Seligman, 2005) served as frames for the study.


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How to Cite

Iaquinta, M., Amundson, N. E., & Borgen, W. A. . (2012). Women’s Career Decision-Making After Brain Injury. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 11(1), 38–48. Retrieved from https://cjcd-rcdc.ceric.ca/index.php/cjcd/article/view/215