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See detailA model of guidance and counselling for young people with few qualifications
Houssemand, Claude UL; Meyers, Raymond UL; Tudela, Lluis et al

Poster (2014, May 01)

The aim of the European Leonardo da Vinci project Acrojump is to create a web-based E-profile for young people aged 16-25, who have few qualifications, no diploma and limited professional experience. All ... [more ▼]

The aim of the European Leonardo da Vinci project Acrojump is to create a web-based E-profile for young people aged 16-25, who have few qualifications, no diploma and limited professional experience. All relevant information about the past experience of these young people will be put online with the help of counsellors trained to elicit all pertinent facts that can be put into an electronic résumé (sports, participation in projects, field interventions, etc.). These details can represent different levels of competencies which may or may not tie to the professional domain. [less ▲]

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See detailCareer stages and work values: How work values influence career strategies?
Pignault, Anne UL; Meyers, Raymond UL; Bertrand, Clara et al

Poster (2014, May 01)

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See detailCreative Personality: The Importance of an Autonomous Working Style
Kirsch, Christiane UL; Todd, Lubart; Houssemand, Claude UL

in Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children, Prague 14-16 March 2014 (2014, March)

Creativity plays an important role in education and on the job market. In this perspective, the present study addresses the personality profile of creative people in specific domains of achievement ... [more ▼]

Creativity plays an important role in education and on the job market. In this perspective, the present study addresses the personality profile of creative people in specific domains of achievement. Literature on creativity is predominantly based on the analysis of psychology students, artists and scientists. The question which emerges from the current state of the art concerns the ability to generalize these findings. Hence, the current study examines additional professional subsamples in terms of their creative personality. The sample consists of 176 participants (109 women, 66 men, MAge = 24.47, SD = 3.52, age range: 19-39 years). In the general sample, only the correlation between creativity and autonomy was significant (r = .16, p < .05). In the sample of psychologists, this correlation was stronger (r = .57, p < .01). These results suggest the importance of fostering an autonomous working style. [less ▲]

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See detailA Psychological Typology of Newly Unemployed People for Profiling and Counselling
Houssemand, Claude UL; Pignault, Anne UL; Meyers, Raymond UL

in Current Psychology (2014), 33

Profiling of the unemployed in order to predict and prevent long-term unemployment has hitherto been based on socio-professional data; however, there is evidence that psychological dimensions also predict ... [more ▼]

Profiling of the unemployed in order to predict and prevent long-term unemployment has hitherto been based on socio-professional data; however, there is evidence that psychological dimensions also predict job search strategies and unemployment duration. In order to provide psychological profiling, a typological method could be more parsimonious than trait/dimension approaches. Typologies created to date have not addressed the issue of predicting employment status. A sample of 384 newly unemployed people was assessed using psychometric scales which have been shown in past research to be linked to job finding. Through cluster analysis, five groups of unemployed people were differentiated: the “integrated”, “willing”, “outsider”, “anxious”, and “dispossessed”. The typology showed predictive validity for employment status after 12 months. People who were “anxious” or “dispossessed” were more often unemployed than those who were “integrated”, “willing”, or “outsider”. It provided an alternative way of classifying unemployed people that could be used in profiling and especially in advisory support and counselling. [less ▲]

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See detailLes dimensions psychologiques du chômage
Houssemand, Claude UL

in Steffgen, Georges; Michaux, Gilles; Ferring, Dieter (Eds.) Psychologie in Luxemburg - Ein Handbuch (2014)

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See detailMaster in Psychology: Evaluation and Assessment
Houssemand, Claude UL

in Steffgen, Georges; Michaux, Gilles; Ferring, Dieter (Eds.) Psychologie in Luxemburg - Ein Handbuch (2014)

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See detailCreative personality: The importance of an autonomous working style
Kirsch, Christiane Jeanne UL; Lubart, Todd; Houssemand, Claude UL

in Xeni, Elena (Ed.) Creativity in Educational Research and Practice (2014)

Creativity plays an important role in education and on the job market. In this perspective, the present study addresses the personality profile of creative people in specific domains of achievement ... [more ▼]

Creativity plays an important role in education and on the job market. In this perspective, the present study addresses the personality profile of creative people in specific domains of achievement. Literature on creativity is predominantly based on the analysis of psychology students, artists and scientists. The question which emerges from the current state of the art concerns the ability to generalize these findings. Hence, the current study examines additional professional subsamples in terms of their creative personality. The sample consists of 176 participants (109 women, 66 men, MAge = 24.47, SD = 3.52, age range: 19-39 years). In the general sample, only the correlation between creativity and autonomy was significant (r = .16, p < .05). In the sample of psychologists, this correlation was stronger (r = .57, p < .01). These results suggest the importance of fostering an autonomous working style. [less ▲]

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See detailAgir sur le décrochage au Luxembourg : Les acteurs, leurs représentations et leurs actions
Houssemand, Claude UL; Meyers, Raymond UL; Pignault, Anne UL

in Poncelet, Débora; Vlassis, Joëlle (Eds.) Actes du 2e colloque international du Lasalé sur le décrochage scolaire (2014)

Au Luxembourg, le nombre de jeunes quittant l'école sans diplôme reste important. Il apparaissait donc urgent de proposer des modes d'action inédits. A cet effet, l'Action Locale pour Jeunes (ALJ) a été ... [more ▼]

Au Luxembourg, le nombre de jeunes quittant l'école sans diplôme reste important. Il apparaissait donc urgent de proposer des modes d'action inédits. A cet effet, l'Action Locale pour Jeunes (ALJ) a été créée. Les intervenants sont des éducateurs gradués et des enseignants à temps partiel. L'originalité de son action est de se situer à l'interface école-famille-marché de l'emploi. L’ALJ a pour objectif de créer un espace d’encadrement dans lequel le jeune trouve les conditions nécessaires pour réussir sa transition de l’école à la vie active et accéder à une insertion stable. En travaillant à l'interface entre l'école, la famille et le marché du travail, l'ALJ arrive à joindre les ressources de ces trois instances pour les mettre en synergie avec la mobilisation de la motivation des jeunes concernés. [less ▲]

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See detailFacteurs psychologiques dans le chômage
Houssemand, Claude UL; Pignault, Anne UL; Meyers, Raymond UL

Presentation (2013, October 18)

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See detailValuing the experience and securing the professional paths of young adults towards a non-precarious job: a new European project.
Pignault, Anne UL; Soidet, Isabelle; Vayre, Emilie et al

Scientific Conference (2013, June)

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See detailValidation of an adapted French form of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale in four Francophone countries
Johnston, Claire S.; Broonen, Jean-Paul; Stauffer, Sarah D. et al

in Journal of Vocational Behavior (2013), 82

This study presents the validation of a French version of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale in four Francophone countries. The aim was to re-analyze the item selection and then compare this newly developed ... [more ▼]

This study presents the validation of a French version of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale in four Francophone countries. The aim was to re-analyze the item selection and then compare this newly developed French-language form with the international form 2.0. Exploratory factor analysis was used as a tool for item selection, and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) verified the structure of the CAAS French-language form. Measurement equivalence across the four countries was tested using multi-group CFA. Adults and adolescents (N=1707) participated from Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. Items chosen for the final version of the CAAS French-language form are different to those in the CAAS international form 2.0 and provide an improvement in terms of reliability. The factor structure is replicable across country, age, and gender. Strong evidence for metric invariance and partial evidence for scalar invariance of the CAAS French-language form across countries is given. The CAAS French-language and CAAS international form 2.0 can be used in a combined form of 31 items. The CAAS French-language form will certainly be interesting for practitioners using interventions based on the life design paradigm or aiming at increasing career adapt-ability. [less ▲]

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See detailInstructional coaching for teachers: A strategy to implement new practices in the classrooms
Devine, Mary; Houssemand, Claude UL; Meyers, Raymond UL

in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences (2013), 93

There is increasing evidence that professional development programs, including those for teachers, are more effective when they involve intensive forms of support. Instructional coaching is a proven ... [more ▼]

There is increasing evidence that professional development programs, including those for teachers, are more effective when they involve intensive forms of support. Instructional coaching is a proven support to both teacher development and student achievement. A model of instructional coaching developed by Jim Knight and his colleagues at the Center for Research on Learning of the University of Kansas will be presented. The principles have been validated in studies of teacher professional development in the USA and in Europe. A systematic literature search on instructional coaching has been done in order to find the most relevant studies and reports. Instructional coaching for teachers is a collaborative, on-site, evidence-based approach, based on a close collaboration with school principals. The main strategic elements of the process will be outlined. A special section is dedicated to evaluation of the on-going implementation of coaching and the changing teaching practices. Evaluation of teachers’ perceptions, instructional practices and the links to student achievement will be presented. Instructional coaching can support schools in implementing new teaching practices in a sustained way. Instructional coaching also ensures that teaching practices are realized with fidelity, ensuring systematic, high-quality implementation. The aim is to ultimately improve student achievement in schools. [less ▲]

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See detailWork Context and Career Development - Construction of a Work Context Inventory
Pignault, Anne UL; Houssemand, Claude UL

in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences (2013), 82

The aim of this study is to develop a tool to identify elements of perceived work contexts with the aim to improve career development practices. We think that to understand how the transfer of experience ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to develop a tool to identify elements of perceived work contexts with the aim to improve career development practices. We think that to understand how the transfer of experience occurs, it is necessary to comprehend the features of work contexts as well as the tasks and work activities in which a person is engaged, in order to propose effective career development practices. This article focuses on the construction and validation of an inventory of work contexts because, to our knowledge, no French-speaking tool exists. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Role of Motivation and Self-regulation in Dropping Out of School
Meyers, Raymond UL; Pignault, Anne UL; Houssemand, Claude UL

in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences (2013), 89

Dropping out of secondary education is a major problem in modern economies. Several explanations have been put forward, but not all have been systematically tested due to methodological and ethical ... [more ▼]

Dropping out of secondary education is a major problem in modern economies. Several explanations have been put forward, but not all have been systematically tested due to methodological and ethical problems. We compared two groups of pupils from the same secondary school classes. The groups were selected by teachers on the basis of their anticipated school outcomes (continuing school, n=585, versus dropping out, n=196). Motivational variables were intrinsic motivation, introjected regulation, identified regulation, external regulation, amotivation, academic self-efficacy and consistency of interest. Self-regulation variables were perseverance of effort, learning strategies and resistance to peer influence. All these dimensions were measured through shortened versions of validated scales. Statistical analyses showed that most, but not all of the tested dimensions were significantly different for both groups. Significant motivational variables were intrinsic motivation, introjected regulation, amotivation, and academic self-efficacy. Self-regulation variables that differentiated the two groups were perseverance of effort, and some learning strategies (elaboration, organisation, rehearsal, but not monitoring, planning and regulating) as well as resistance to peer influence. The factors which have been found are often cited, but in our study they are measured through a systematic design. While motivational factors are difficult to affect, self-regulatory skills could be taught and their systematic integration into school curricula could contribute to reducing dropout rates for students at risk. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of parenting in dropping out of school: Contributions and limits of qualitative research methods
Houssemand, Claude UL; Meyers, Raymond UL

in Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences (2013), 89

Dropping out of school has been the theme of much research, speculation and controversy around the supposed factors, which explain it. Interviews of related actors in the field reveal that several ... [more ▼]

Dropping out of school has been the theme of much research, speculation and controversy around the supposed factors, which explain it. Interviews of related actors in the field reveal that several convergent and divergent causes are put forward. Based on semi-structured interviews carried out with teachers and employers and on writings about families, different points of view on dropping out were analysed, with a special focus on parenting. In a second phase these results were tested with a quantitative survey done with students in secondary education. We conclude on the contributions and limits of qualitative research methods in the understanding of a phenomena where points of view are multiple and never neutral, but which can however be linked to the strategic positions of the actors in their fields. [less ▲]

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See detailLe chômage : une situation « normalisée » ? Etude menée auprès de demandeurs d’emploi séniors.
Pignault, Anne UL; Houssemand, Claude UL

in Bobillier Chaumon, Marc-Eric; Dubois, Michel; Vacherand-Revel, Jean (Eds.) et al La question de la gestion des parcours professionnels en psychologie du travail. (2013)

This study was led with 69 unemployed seniors. Through exploratory analysis, a 14-item scale measuring the level of normalization of unemployment was developed. It has been linked with various ... [more ▼]

This study was led with 69 unemployed seniors. Through exploratory analysis, a 14-item scale measuring the level of normalization of unemployment was developed. It has been linked with various psychological (coping) and socio-professional (career path and meaning of work) dimensions. The results showed that the participants’ career path did not influence their representation of the unemployment. They also show that this representation is negatively related to emotional coping strategies and meaning given to work. [less ▲]

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