Career, transitions and marginalised young adults are of significant concern in the highly technological and mobile global economies in which we live today. Ensuring participation in the workforce and building strong economies with high levels of migrant and indigenous youth is a reality of the 21st century world. Therefore, identifying the factors that facilitate successful transitions for marginalised young adults entering careers after leaving school is a priority for policy makers. This programme of research explores these issues.
Table of ContentsIntroduction -- Research aims and design -- Specific research questions. Paper 1. Self-awareness of dual roles when using the CIT (Critical Incident Technique) : opening Pandora's box -- Paper 2. The enhanced Critical Incident Technique : using semi-structured interviews to work with vulnerable and marginalised populations -- Paper 3. Colour blind : the complex stories of migrant youth on bridging the gap between school and career -- paper 4. Shadowlands : coming out of the shadows into the light -- Paper 5. Serpentine visions : learning lessons from the lessons learned by the 'other'.
Includes bibliographical references
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Psychology
Year of Award2014
Principal SupervisorMark Wiggins
Additional Supervisor 1William Borgen
RightsCopyright Lianne Britten 2014.
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Extent1 online resource (306 pages) diagrams