A1 Journal article (refereed)
Exploring Finnish Guidance Counselors’ Conceptions of Career Management Skills (2020)

Kettunen, J., Lee, J., & Vuorinen, R. (2020). Exploring Finnish Guidance Counselors’ Conceptions of Career Management Skills. Sage Open, 10(4). https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244020968778

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kettunen, Jaana; Lee, Jeong; Vuorinen, Raimo

Journal or series: Sage Open

ISSN: 2158-2440

eISSN: 2158-2440

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 10

Issue number: 4

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244020968778

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72426


This article reports the findings from a phenomenographic investigation into guidance counselors’ conceptions of career management skills (CMS). The results show that CMS was conceived as (a) information-based knowledge, (b) personal skills development, (c) interpersonal skills development, and (d) autonomous application of skills. The differences appeared along six dimensions of variation that included awareness of CMS, emphasis, promotion of CMS, teaching practice, assessment, and attitude. The findings give us a more profound understanding of critical aspects that may have an important role in the development of individual’s CMS.

Keywords: career; career choice; career development; self-leadership; skills; career guidance; instructors (guidance and education)

Free keywords: careers; education; social sciences; curriculum; labor and demographic economics; economic science; teaching

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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