Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

DOI

10.1002/cdq.12072

Publication Title

Career Development Quarterly

Volume

64

Issue

4

Pages

373-386

Abstract

The career experiences of women facing major financial barriers are unique and varied. To better understand and assist such women, the authors interviewed 10 women twice to explore their lived career experiences, using photographs in one interview as stimuli to increase participants' voice and triangulate data. Participants' responses were grouped into 20 themes across 4 domains: career as privilege, reasons for engaging in work, supports, and barriers. Women with major financial barriers appear to understand career as a privilege while experiencing significant obstacles to successfully obtaining work. Participants expressed resiliency and self-motivation to transcend and mitigate these obstacles. This study indicates a need for increased focus on the career development and engagement of marginalized populations in career counseling theory, assessment, and practice while suggesting practical interventions.

Comments

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Original Publication Citation

Clark, M. E., & Bower, J. D. (2016). Career experiences of women with major financial barriers. Career Development Quarterly, 64(4), 373-386. doi:10.1002/cdq.12072

ORCID

0000-0001-5130-5160 (Clark)

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