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A meta-theoretical framework for career practitioners

Yates, J. (2017). A meta-theoretical framework for career practitioners. The Indian Journal of Career and Livelihood Planning, 5(1), pp. 15-25.


Over the last decades the academic community has produced an impressive array of innovative theories and ground breaking evidence within the sphere of career development. The publications have extended the limits of our understanding and give invaluable guidance for effective, evidence-based career practice. But the bridge between research and practice is not always as well trodden as we might hope: for many practitioners, the task of synthesising these disparate theoretical and empirical literatures may be insurmountable. This paper presents a new model, a meta-model, which incorporates the co
ncepts lying at the heart of the key ideas which have emerged in recent years. Drawing from over 50 theories and approaches, this model offers an overarching framework which sets out how the concepts within the different theories interact, overlap and complement each other. The model is intended as a tool which practitioners and students can use to help them to make sense of the theoretical landscape, and as a framework which could allow them to bring together the many theories to underpin their practice.

Publication Type: Article
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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