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ERIC Number: EJ797742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
A Test for Theoretical Integration: Systems Theory Framework and Dialogical Self
McIlveen, Peter
Australian Journal of Career Development, v16 n3 p31-37 Spr 2007
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, this research merges the STF's theoretical element of story with the Theory of Dialogical Self's model of personality. Implications for the practice of career counselling are discussed along with a working example of a career assessment procedure informed by the STF and the Theory of Dialogical Self. It is concluded that integration of the two theoretical bodies adds to the STF's explanatory capacity. There is further scope, however, for STF's integration with theories based upon varying epistemological and ontological assumptions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A