An exploratory survey inspired by Pennebaker’s theory and rogersian counseling’s principles was carried out.88 students attending the fifth year of a high school in Enna participated in a vocational guidance project thatprovided for the application of the «SeCo» (Expressive writing and Guidance interview) educationalmethodology for building their professional life project, that is, the carring out of two activities betweennovember 2015 and may 2016: three expressive-perspective writing sessions and three individual guidanceinterviews. It was verified whether the participation in these activities would facilitate the development of threesoft skills that are very important for pupils who have to make post-diploma choice: self-esteem, self-efficacy,and decision-making skill. Moreover, six months after the third guidance interview, it was found how many highschool ex-students have embarked on the educational / professional path designed with the help of their exteachers.The initial assessment of the considered skills was carried out in november 2015, the final one in may2016. After comparing initial and final scores through Student’s t-test, significant differences occurred in theglobal self-esteem (p = 2.37·10-6), in the self-efficacy (p = 2.08·10-12), and in the decision making skill (p =5.97·10-6). The ascertaining of the educational/professional post-diploma choice was carried out betweennovember and december 2016. The results of the telephone interview showed that 78.4% of the high school exstudentsbegan to realize the professional life project built at school with the help of their high school exteacher.The pilot survey has made it possible to develop the «SeCo» methodology that can be used in a nextexperiment.
|Numero di pagine||19|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|