Qualitative SIFS Evaluation for Future (QSEF) Coding System

  • Annamaria Di FabioEmail author
  • Peter McIlveen


This chapter presents a new qualitative tool for evaluating the effectiveness of dialogue-based interventions: the Qualitative SIFS Evaluation for Future (QSEF). This tool is developed on the basis of the Self-Construction Theory (Guichard in L’Orientation Scolaire et Professionnelle, 33, 499–534, 2004; in International Journal of Education and Vocational Guidance, 5, 111–124, 2005) and the Life Construction Theory (Guichard in Lecture presented at the IAEVG International Conference, Montpellier, France, 2013). The chapter also presents a case study that describes the application of the QSEF to evaluate the effectiveness of a dialogue intervention with a worker in a public organization. The QSEF was administered before and after the intervention to appraise the client’s changes. The results of the analysis using the QSEF indicate that the dialogue intervention allowed the participant to have a greater awareness of herself in terms of Subjective Identity Forms System (SIFS), core Subjective Identity Form, and aspired Subjective Identity Form to autonomously develop her own career and life path.


Self-construction Life construction Dialogue intervention effectiveness Qualitative SIFS evaluation for future (QSEF) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Education and Psychology (Psychology Section)University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education, University of Southern QueenslandQueenslandAustralia

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