G4 Doctoral dissertation (monograph)
Monialaisen ohjauksen ja yhteistyön lähtökohdat sekä rakentuminen ohjauspalveluiden työmuodoksi : monimenetelmällinen tutkimus Ohjaamoista (2023)
The premises and construction of interdisciplinary counselling and collaboration as a working method for guidance and counselling services : a mixed-methods study of Finnish One-Stop Guidance Centers

Pukkila, P. (2023). Monialaisen ohjauksen ja yhteistyön lähtökohdat sekä rakentuminen ohjauspalveluiden työmuodoksi : monimenetelmällinen tutkimus Ohjaamoista [Doctoral dissertation]. Jyväskylän yliopisto. JYU dissertations, 720. https://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-9502-7

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsPukkila, Päivi


Journal or seriesJYU dissertations


Publication year2023

Number in series720

Number of pages in the book1 verkkoaineisto (244 sivua)

PublisherJyväskylän yliopisto

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

Persistent website addresshttps://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-9502-7

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel


The focus of this study is on both interdisciplinary guidance and counselling and collaboration from the perspective of the employees working in Finnish interdisciplinary guidance services, that is, One-Stop Guidance Centers. The aim of the study is to achieve the phenomenon of interdisciplinary collaboration conceptually, theoretically and empirically in order to deepen the understanding of interdisciplinary guidance and counselling. Thus, the purpose of the study is to answer the main research question: “How can interdisciplinary collaboration be constructed as a working method for guidance and counselling?” This mixed-methods study includes three sub-studies. The first, a survey sub-study, covers the process of survey development and data collection (N=136 respondents) in order to map employees’ experiences of interdisciplinary collaboration. The second, an employee action observation -sub-study (N=110 observed situations), focuses on the manifestations of interdisciplinarity in collaboration and counselling actions. The third, an interview sub-study (N=6 interviewed), captures employees’ and coordinators’ understanding of the construction of interdisciplinary collaboration. The theoretical framework of the study is based on Engeström’s theory of developmental work research and activity system model as well as postmodern counselling theories. According to the outcomes, the construction of interdisciplinary collaboration as a working method for guidance and counselling is a cyclic process. It is based on the structural stability of the guidance service, which emphasizes organizing the collaboration and building well-functioning internal structures. Interdisciplinary collaboration is concretized as interdisciplinary ways of working and competence in guidance and counselling, which require a specific metacompetence. As an outcome, I create a model of interdisciplinary guidance and counselling, which provides a research-based tool for the implementation and development of interdisciplinary guidance and counselling

Keywordsyoung peopledirection (instruction and guidance)educational counsellingcareer guidanceservicesmultisectoral cooperationwork methodsdoctoral dissertations

Free keywordsinterdisciplinary collaboration; interdisciplinary guidance and counselling; One-Stop Guidance Center; guidance service; mixed-methods study

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

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