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Developing a Moral Sensitivity Measure for Career Guidance and Counselling


Katsarov, Johannes; Albien, Anouk Jasmine; Ferrari, Lea (2020). Developing a Moral Sensitivity Measure for Career Guidance and Counselling. Journal for Perspectives of Economic Political and Social Integration, 25(1):45-65.

Abstract

Moral sensitivity, the ability to recognize ethical issues when they arise in practice, is a key premise for career practitioners’ professional conduct of Career Guidance Counselling (CGC). Due to the diversity of ethical issues related to CGC and the situational contingency of ethical problems, the assessment of moral sensitivity is challenging. The purpose of this article is to develop a novel measure of moral sensitivity, consisting of triad judgment tasks, to assess whether career practitioners are capable of identifying ten ethical issues related to the CGC practice. In this article, we present our theoretical approach, the development phases of the Guidance Ethical Sensitivity Test (GUEST) and the first administration of the GUEST. The reliability was assessed by performing Polychoric Correlations and Categorical Principal Components Analysis (CATCPA). Administrations showed that ethics experts and most groups with ethics training scored significantly higher than others without ethics training. Future GUEST validations and implications for CGC research, training and policy are discussed.

Abstract

Moral sensitivity, the ability to recognize ethical issues when they arise in practice, is a key premise for career practitioners’ professional conduct of Career Guidance Counselling (CGC). Due to the diversity of ethical issues related to CGC and the situational contingency of ethical problems, the assessment of moral sensitivity is challenging. The purpose of this article is to develop a novel measure of moral sensitivity, consisting of triad judgment tasks, to assess whether career practitioners are capable of identifying ten ethical issues related to the CGC practice. In this article, we present our theoretical approach, the development phases of the Guidance Ethical Sensitivity Test (GUEST) and the first administration of the GUEST. The reliability was assessed by performing Polychoric Correlations and Categorical Principal Components Analysis (CATCPA). Administrations showed that ethics experts and most groups with ethics training scored significantly higher than others without ethics training. Future GUEST validations and implications for CGC research, training and policy are discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
150 Psychology
170 Ethics
360 Social problems & social services
370 Education
Uncontrolled Keywords:Moral, sensitivity, awareness, career, guidance, counseling, counselling, measure
Language:English
Date:20 January 2020
Deposited On:21 Feb 2020 14:48
Last Modified:21 Feb 2020 14:48
Publisher:Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL
ISSN:1733-3911
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.ojs.tnkul.pl/index.php/jpepsi/article/view/9623

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