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The Study on Career Decision Making of College Students with Disabilities based on Grounded Theory

조현진 1 Seo bo soon 2 Park Jae Kook 1 박량은 1

1부산대학교
2동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was aimed to understand the process of career decision making of college students with disabilities, and offer theoretical frame. We interviewed 12 college students with disabilities and analyzed data using grounded theory approach. The study results were as follows; First, there were 99 concepts, 31 sub-categories, 12 categories revealed by open coding. Second, college students with disabilities experienced phenomenon of ‘making a limited and clear career decision’ on casual conditions of ‘entered college for career’, and ‘career decision making can’t be delay’. This phenomenon was influenced by contextual conditions of ‘human resources supporting’, and ‘career supporting system’. And college students with disabilities used coping strategies of ‘using college systems’, ‘endeavors to develop inner mind’, and ‘hope in working life’ depend on intervening conditions of ‘physical and emotional difficulties’, and ‘difficulties faced by career preparations’. The results of career decision making were ‘positive career preparations’ and ‘continuous efforts’. Third, the process of career decision making was consisted of four phases; ‘exploration and choice’, ‘anxiety and confusion’, ‘regulation and transition’, and ‘challenge and growth’. And the core category was ‘growth as a member of society through continuous efforts. The findings in this study can be used for the basic data for counseling career decision making, developing career education programs, developing career support systems for college students with disabilities.

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