A critical review of contemporary concepts of agency in the field of career guidance: life-design counselling and a systems theory framework

Anna Dorota Bilon-Piórko*, Rie Thomsen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Abstract

The purpose of career guidance includes the support of citizens’ agency. In this article, we develop a framework for analysing the internal structure of agency within career guidance theory. This framework is inspired by relational sociology. The approach is used in an analysis of two contemporary career guidance theories: the systems theory framework (STF) and life-design counselling (LDC). The analyses show that the practical-evaluative dimension of agency in the two theories can be honed. This dimension of agency explores responses to current demands and contingencies. We conclude that the proposed approach was constructive in developing a deeper understanding of the conceptualisation of agency in career guidance theory.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Vol/bind50
Nummer4
Sider (fra-til)533-546
Antal sider14
ISSN0306-9885
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2022

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