Good looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearance

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620672
Title:
Good looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearance
Authors:
Yates, Julia; Bagri, Kiren Kaur; Hooley, Tristram ( 0000-0002-1453-4535 )
Abstract:
Empirical evidence attests the impact that career image has on objective career success, yet little is known of how career practitioners conceptualise and operationalise this information. This article presents the quantitative findings of an online survey of career practitioners (n = 399, 74% female, 89% white and 75% from the U.K.) exploring their attitudes and practices towards issues of appearance and attractiveness. Career practitioners who participated in this survey acknowledged that beauty, self-presentation and interpersonal skills influence career success, and 96% of them considered conversations about career image as part of their professional remit. The career practitioners felt relatively comfortable and well informed in their discussions in this arena, but would welcome further guidance and training to inform their practice. Ethical and practical implications for the profession are considered.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Yates, J., Hooley, T. and Bagri, K. (2017). Good looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearance. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 45 (5) DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2016.1237615
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620672
DOI:
10.1080/03069885.2016.1237615
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03069885.2016.1237615; http://roar.uel.ac.uk/5312/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0306-9885; 1469-3534
Appears in Collections:
Institute of Education

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYates, Juliaen
dc.contributor.authorBagri, Kiren Kauren
dc.contributor.authorHooley, Tristramen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-31T10:52:13Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-31T10:52:13Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationYates, J., Hooley, T. and Bagri, K. (2017). Good looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearance. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 45 (5) DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2016.1237615en
dc.identifier.issn0306-9885-
dc.identifier.issn1469-3534-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03069885.2016.1237615-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620672-
dc.description.abstractEmpirical evidence attests the impact that career image has on objective career success, yet little is known of how career practitioners conceptualise and operationalise this information. This article presents the quantitative findings of an online survey of career practitioners (n = 399, 74% female, 89% white and 75% from the U.K.) exploring their attitudes and practices towards issues of appearance and attractiveness. Career practitioners who participated in this survey acknowledged that beauty, self-presentation and interpersonal skills influence career success, and 96% of them considered conversations about career image as part of their professional remit. The career practitioners felt relatively comfortable and well informed in their discussions in this arena, but would welcome further guidance and training to inform their practice. Ethical and practical implications for the profession are considered.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03069885.2016.1237615en
dc.relation.urlhttp://roar.uel.ac.uk/5312/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British Journal of Guidance & Counsellingen
dc.subjectCareer guidanceen
dc.subjectCareer imageen
dc.subjectAppearanceen
dc.subjectAttractivenessen
dc.subjectCareer practiceen
dc.titleGood looks and good practice: the attitudes of career practitioners to attractiveness and appearanceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Guidance & Counsellingen
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