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The colour of youthful footprints along the career journey: voices of indigenous and migrant youth on the transition from school to career

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posted on 2022-03-28, 10:32 authored by Lianne Britten
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 Contents

Introduction -- 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'.


Theoretical thesis. Includes bibliographical references

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology

Department, Centre or School

Department of Psychology

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Mark Wiggins

Additional Supervisor 1

William Borgen


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