An application of the SWCi board game in career decision intervention module for at-risk adolescents

  • Yusnita Ibrahim School of Applied Psychology, Social Work and Policy, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Intan Syahriza Azizan


This article introduces SWICi board game based on the underpinning Social Cognitive Career Theory.  The SWICi board game is one of the activities in the Career Decision Intervention Module.  The main objective of this SWICi board is game to assist at-risk adolescents in Malaysia to explore their career identity and knowledge of the world of work so as to increase efficacies in their career decision-making process.  SWICi board game can be played singularly or in groups of 2 to 6 adolescents.  The development of SWICi board game of the Career Decision Intervention module for at-risk adolescents was validated by 10 experts.  Then, a group of adolescents from 13 to 17 years was piloted to check the module’s reliability movement which ensue onward to a preliminary study.  The pilot study demonstrated the process of validation of the Career Decision Intervention Module that contributes to the development of ‘best-practices’ in guiding adolescents’ career decision-making. The SWICi board game received favourable responds from adolescents that brought about a crucial outcome.  In addition, brief implications and recommendations for future research and practices are provided.


Keywords: SWICi board game, career decision intervention, at-risk adolescents, career decision-making efficacy, pilot study

Author Biography

Intan Syahriza Azizan

Intan Syahriza Azizan is a senior lecturer at Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Kedah Branch. Her areas of specialization are development administration, community development and other scopes of socio-economy studies. Currently she is the author and co-authors of multiple articles and chapters in books published by the university press.


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How to Cite
IBRAHIM, Yusnita; AZIZAN, Intan Syahriza. An application of the SWCi board game in career decision intervention module for at-risk adolescents. Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT), [S.l.], v. 10, n. 2, dec. 2022. ISSN 1823-464X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 06 feb. 2023. doi:

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