Relationship between self-actualisation and employment for at-risk young unemployed women

Ephrat Huss, Michal Magos

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This study used drawing and semi-structured interviews to access the visions of self-actualisation of a group of at-risk young women in an employment support group in Israel. The findings point to the synergetic relationship between the self-defined goals of the young women such as inner peace, self-regulation, assertiveness, good relationships and entering employment. These goals were understood through a social, but also through a humanistic perspective that assumes everyone has a right to reach self-fulfilment in a broad sense: how employment interacts with this right according to the women's understanding is discussed so as to situate gaining a job within the women's self-defined visions of self-actualisation that were shown to be beyond basic financial needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-322
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Education and Work
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • at-risk young women
  • self-actualisation
  • unemployment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Administration
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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