Canadian Journal of Career Development <p>The <em>Canadian Journal of Career Development</em> is an open access peer-reviewed publication of multi-sectoral career-related academic research and best practices from Canada and around the world. </p> en-US (Diana Boyd) (Rob Shea) Mon, 18 Sep 2023 09:01:45 -0700 OJS 60 Developing Norms for the Hope-Action Inventory with a Substance Misuse Sample <p>The Hope-Action Inventory (HAI), a hope-based measure of career competencies, has demonstrated solid predictive validity for educational and vocational outcomes. The purpose of this study was to justify an expansion of the use of the HAI by examining group differences and establishing norms for interpreting HAI results with individuals with a history of substance misuse. Participants (<em>N</em> = 783) were recruited through substance use support centers and the Amazon Mechanical Turk online recruitment platform. Significant group differences were found among differing employment statuses and age groups. Normative data on the HAI with substance use populations are provided by age and employment status. </p> Lauren Currie, Robinder P. Bedi Copyright (c) 2023 Canadian Journal of Career Development Thu, 14 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Greeting from the Editor <p><strong>Greetings from the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editor. To read the full message, please open the PDF link.</strong></p> <p>Welcome to the final issue of 2023 for the<em> Canadian Journal of Career Development</em>. This year has seen an increase in submissions to our Journal and we are grateful to have so many consider us for their research publication. Our reviewers were certainly delighted and intrigued by your work.</p> <p>Contained within this issue are six articles that address various topics related to career development. There are four articles that are published under our Peer-Reviewed Article Category, and two of which we are happy to have from our francophone community. There is one article published in our Practitioner &amp; Community Best Practices and one article published in our Graduate Student Research Brief Sections. Each article is interesting, and we highly recommend you take time reading<br />them.</p> Rob Shea, Diana Boyd Copyright (c) 2023 Canadian Journal of Career Development Thu, 14 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Organizational Age Scale: New Lenses to Assess the Ageing of Workers <p style="font-weight: 400;">Few studies have focused on the aging process within the specific context of organizations (Thomas et al., 2014), due to a lack of adequate measures to assess who is an older worker and on what basis do we define such a worker. This paper introduces such a measure, namely the Organizational Age Scale (OAS) comprised of subjective age-related indicators stemming from the work context (Sterns &amp; Doverspike, 1989; McCarthy et al., 2014; Kooij et al., 2008). More specifically, the OAS measures the individual’s perception of his-her own aging as a worker along five dimensions: <em>obsolescence, age norms, career stage, time remaining in the workplace and opportunities for professional development</em>. Such a tool helps identifies workers at risk of embodying negative age-based stereotypes and thus may counter the negative consequences that can result from self-ageism.</p> Amélie Doucet, Sophie Meunier, Martine Lagacé Copyright (c) 2023 Canadian Journal of Career Development Thu, 14 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Clinical Supervision in Group Career Counselling: A Qualitative Analysis of Career Development of Supervised Persons <p>Although clinical supervision is recognised as central to initial guidance training, the current state of knowledge is limited. In order to describe the professional development process experienced by supervisees during clinical supervision meetings in group career counselling, this qualitative research was conducted with eight supervisees and two supervisors in a graduate career counselling training programme at a Canadian university. Using the Integrative Developmental Model of Supervision (Stoltenberg et al, 1988; Stoltenberg and McNeill, 2010; McNeill and Stoltenberg, 2016), thematic analysis of recordings of supervision meetings and critical incidents identified by supervisees highlights three themes within which the professional development process manifested itself: (a) adapting to novelty in intervention, (b) from reflection-on-action to reflection-in-action, and (c) coping with complexity in intervention. Implications for clinical supervision and initial training are discussed, and recommendations for future research are proposed.</p> Audrey Lachance, Patricia Dionne, Réginald Savard Copyright (c) 2023 Canadian Journal of Career Development Thu, 14 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Planning Life Outside of Sport: Elite Athletes’ Help-seeking Behaviours Toward Career Support Resources <p>Despite results showing that planning the transition out of sport is associated with more positive emotional responses and fewer emotional difficulties in retirement, only a small proportion of athletes are using the resources available through support programs. This study investigates factors associated with the help-seeking behaviours toward career support resources of 191 surveyed elite athletes of Canada. Information on perceived barriers to help-seeking, the level of engagement to a career outside of sport, and the use of resources was collected using a survey. Results from descriptive and predictive analysis indicate three main perceived barriers to help-seeking: lack of time (51.8%), lack of knowledge (35.1%) and a fear of stigma associated with the use of career support resources (12.6%). Athlete age, sport category (winter, summer) and level of engagement in a career outside of sport are predictors of the use of career support resources.</p> Sophie Brassard, Sylvain Bourdon, Patricia Dionne Copyright (c) 2023 Canadian Journal of Career Development Thu, 14 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Virtual Career Counselling Support: Ethical Reflections from Career Counsellors <p>The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has been an integral part of career development practice for over 40 years (Sampson et al, 2020). However, counselling at distance is a more recent phenomenon. Few career development practitioners were providing counselling at distance before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic (Ozenne et al, 2018; Turcotte &amp; Goyer, 2017). Many authors point out the importance for practitioners to be trained in the ethical requirements relevant to these intervention modalities (Anthony, 2015; Bimrose et al, 2015; Haberstroh et al, 2008). Stories from 27 career counsellors were collected before the pandemic. Many testimonials referring to reflections of an ethical nature have been reported. We note that these professionals, subject to a code of ethics, are questioning the manner and the merits of intervening by using these modalities of distance intervention, whether through the use of videoconferencing, telephone or email exchanges.</p> Michel Turcotte, Liette Goyer Copyright (c) 2023 Canadian Journal of Career Development Thu, 14 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0700 Fostering Graduate Student Engagement for the Future of Career Development <p>This article addresses the challenges faced by graduate students throughout their academic journeys and highlights the pivotal role of organizations such as CERIC in enriching their experiences through active engagement, mentorship, and fostering a sense of connection and belonging. It emphasizes the significance of engagement programs, specifically focusing on the Graduate Student Engagement Program (GSEP). The GSEP offers valuable opportunities for graduate students to connect with peers and experts in their field, fostering an environment conducive to sharing experiences, exchanging knowledge, and building professional networks. GSEP serves as a platform for graduate students to showcase their work and research outcomes, receive constructive feedback, and actively contribute to a vibrant community of scholars. By acknowledging and supporting the unique needs of graduate students, organizations and engagement programs play a vital role in empowering the next generation of researchers and practitioners in career development.</p> Candy Ho, Alexandra Manoliu Copyright (c) 2023 Canadian Journal of Career Development Thu, 14 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0700