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Att främja självförverkligande: Sex semistrukturerade intervjuer med yrkesvägledare
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 60 credits / 90 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine whether and how labor consultants, job coaches, guidance counselors promote the possibility of self-realization of the clients they encounter in their work. By analyzing, based on the theoretical framework, six semi-structured interviews of people having the chosen professions answer the questions "Do counselors promote client's opportunities for self-realization in their work?" and "If so: how is this practiced?". In the theoretical framework three important concepts are addressed: "identity", "recognition" and "self-realization". These are explained with the help of works by including Emma Engdahl, Anthony Giddens, Axel Honneth and Allison Weir. Other influential theorists appearing are George H. Mead, Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault and Charles Taylor. The results show that respondents' practices are different but there is a similarity in the goals they are trying to achieve. The goal is that clients should have received tools to be free to set long-term goals and achieve them. Guidance and counseling is, according to the results of the essay, to create awareness for the clients of their own roles (mostly as job seekers) and enable the development of these.

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2012. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
identity, recognition, self-realization, counseling
Keyword [sv]
identitet, erkännande, självförverkligande, vägledning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-30248OAI: diva2:641565
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Available from: 2013-09-25 Created: 2013-08-18 Last updated: 2013-09-25Bibliographically approved

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