A research agenda for the vocational psychology of agriculture

McIlveen, Peter (2015) A research agenda for the vocational psychology of agriculture. Australian Journal of Career Development, 24 (3). pp. 157-165. ISSN 1038-4162

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Abstract

The Vocational Psychology of Agriculture—Farming Food and Fibre is advanced in this paper. It is argued that vocational psychology can and should provide a substantive contribution to agriculture by solving problems associated with labour supply and the quality of work, particularly the problems of poverty and hunger that blight the world. Despite its scientific and professional capability, the immediate problem is that vocational psychology lacks an epistemology and knowledge base on which to advance its contribution to agriculture. The Vocational Psychology of Agriculture—Farming Food and Fibre is motivated by the ethical vision of the psychology of working perspective. The Systems Theory Framework of career is used as a prism to render a research agenda for the Vocational Psychology of Agriculture—Farming Food and Fibre. The Systems Theory Framework enables the integration of conceptually different vocational psychology theories. When coherently organised by the Systems Theory Framework, these theories will furnish novel research questions that may populate the research agenda and, ultimately, foster research and development that enhance agriculture’s capacity to feed and clothe the world.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 04:21
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 00:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: vocational psychology, career counseling, career development, agriculture, vocational psychology of agriculture, systems theory framework, STF
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070106 Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/1038416215586005
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27681

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