A test for theoretical integration: Systems theory framework and dialogical self

McIlveen, Peter (2007) A test for theoretical integration: Systems theory framework and dialogical self. Australian Journal of Career Development, 16 (3). pp. 31-37. ISSN 038-4162

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Abstract

The Systems Theory Framework (STF) is presented as an integrating and organising concept for the predominant theories of career. In order to test the integrative capacity of the STF, a theory of personality, the Theory of Dialogical Self, is merged with the STF’s theoretical element of story. Implications for the practice of career counselling are discussed along with a working example of a career assessment procedure informed by the STF and Theory of Dialogical Self. It is concluded that whilst the integration of the two theoretical bodies was successful according to epistemological criteria, there remains scope for integration with theories based upon varying epistemological and ontological assumptions.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. This journal is available online. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the ACER journal. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in the Australian Journal of Career Development in Volume 16, Number 3, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Copyright 2007 Australian Council for Educational Research.
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2007 12:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychology, personality, vocational psychology, career development, dialogical self, Systems Theory Framework
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3398

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