Dialogical Self: Author and Narrator of Career Life Themes

MacIlveen, Peter & Patton, Wendy A. (2007) Dialogical Self: Author and Narrator of Career Life Themes. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 7(2), pp. 67-80.

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This conceptual paper introduces the Theory of Dialogical Self to the career development literature. The life themes component of the Theory of Career Construction is the focus of application for dialogical self. It is proposed that the notion of dialogical self may contribute to understanding how individuals construct the career-related life themes. Dialogical self is thus presented as a promising theoretical construct to augment the explanatory capacity of the Theory of Career Construction and the constructivist, narrative approach to career theory in general. Implications for career counselling are presented.

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ID Code: 10778
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: dialogical self, subjective career, career construction, life themes
DOI: 10.1007/s10775-007-9116-6
ISSN: 0251-2513 (Print) 1573-1782 (Online)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Kluwer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:33

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