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ISSN : 2233-6710(Print)
ISSN : 2384-2121(Online)
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling Vol.10 No.1 pp.67-83

The Role of Family in Korean Female Counselor Educators’ Career Decisions

Sangmin Park1
1 California State University Sacramento
Corresponding Author
Graduate Programs and Studies in Education, California State University Sacramento, 6000 J street, Sacramento, CA, 95825


By interviewing 13 Korean female counselor educators, this phenomenological study explored the role of family in the career decision making process of Korean female counselor educators. The purpose of this study is to understand the unique lived experiences of Korean female counselor educators who have decided on the location of their career upon graduation and explore how they made their decisions. The common themes of the participants’ career decision making process were: parental expectation, filial piety, traditional gender role, and sense of belonging. Findings from this study will contribute to counselor educators’ cultural awareness and understanding of the role of family in Korean female counselor educators’ career decision making process.