A critical incident study: Exploring Korean workers’ experiences with career chance events

Namhee Kim, Pyounggu Baek

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Abstract

We investigated South Korean workers’ reflections on career chance events in terms of types of chance occurrences and factors that influence how these are reacted to. A critical incident technique was used to collect data from 85 participants using an open-ended questionnaire. Various types of events that happened unexpectedly were identified through a two-dimensional framework: whether an event was relationship based or experienced based, and whether it occurred in personal areas or work areas. Influencing factors that affected the participants’ reactions were also categorized using a two-dimensional framework: internal or external, and facilitating or discouraging dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-634
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ewha Womans University Research Grant of 2019 (1-2019-1919-001-1).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Springer Nature B.V.

Keywords

  • Career chance events
  • Critical incident technique
  • Happenstance

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