Background Research

The Hope Centred Career Interventions research project follows previously conducted research that gained insight into the relationship between Hope and Career Development.

Hope Centred Model of Career Development

Hope Pinwheel Model

(Developed in 2010 by Niles, Yoon and Amundson)

Hope Centred Career Inventory

Developed in 2010 by Niles, Yoon and Amundson – The Hope Centered Career Inventory (HCCI) measures essential competencies for coping with career flow challenges effectively. Career flow refers to the wide range of positive and negative experiences that we encounter at work on a daily basis. The competencies in the HCCI are based on the Hope Centered Model of Career Development (HCMCD).

Hope Centred Career Development for University/College Students Research Project

A CERIC-funded exploratory research project led by Amundson and Niles on the importance of “HOPE” for the career exploration and decision-making of entry-level college and university students. This study used the Hope-Centered Career Inventory (HCCI) and in-depth interviewing to create a better understanding of how hope contributes to career outcomes such as vocational identity, school engagement, academic achievement and career aspirations.

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Hope-Centered Career Development for Internationally Educated Health Professionals

This 2014 project sponsored by Health Canada was led by Amber Clarke with the Saskatchewan Pathways Project in collaboration with Amundson, Niles, and Yoon.  This research was designed to explore the role and impact of hope for immigrants pursuing a pathway back to licensure using the HCCI and Hope Centred Interventions. Researchers found that the HCCI provided a framework for practitioners to discuss topics not usually a part of their support of immigrants seeking professional licensure.  They also observed a strong correlation between hope levels and progression on the path to licensure.