Dialogical self: author and narrator of career life themes

McIlveen, Peter and Patton, Wendy (2007) Dialogical self: author and narrator of career life themes. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 7 (2). pp. 67-80. ISSN 0251-2513


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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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: dialogical self; career construction; life themes
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s10775-007-9116-6
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3065

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