The Impact of Career Path Counseling on the Family Concerns of Women Working in Industry

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD in Career Counseling, University of Isfahan

2 Full Professor, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Isfahan

3 Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Isfahan

4 Full Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Isfahan


This study was conducted with the aim of finding out the impact of commitment- and acceptance-based career path counseling on the family concerns of women working in Esfahan Steel Company. The research method was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest and control group. The statistical population included all the educated married women working in Esfahan Steel Company. A group of 30 subjects was selected from this population using the availability sampling method and was randomly divided into experimental and control groups each including 15 subjects. The experimental group participated in eight consecutive 120-minute counseling sessions. The data collection instrument was a researcher-made questionnaire dealing with the family concerns of working women. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS statistics 21 and analysis of covariance. The results of covariance analysis showed that the impact of commitment- and acceptance-based career path counseling on the family concerns of women working in industry was significant at 0.05 level. Hence, it can be used as an effective intervention to manage family concerns of women working in industry.


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Volume 15, Issue 50
Spring Quarterly 1399
May 2020
Pages 27-43
  • Receive Date: 16 September 2017
  • Revise Date: 03 December 2019
  • Accept Date: 11 December 2019