A Philosophical Consideration of Qualitative Career Assessment

  • Peter Mcilveen
  • Warren Midgley
Part of the Career Development Series book series (CADE)


This chapter entails a consideration of the philosophical dimensions of career assessment as an act of social construction. As a philosophical chapter that necessarily renders our own values in this text, we declare our endorsement of social constructionism (Berger & Luckmann, 1966; Gergen & Davis, 1985) and the Systems Theory Framework of career development (STF; Patton & McMahon, 2014).


Career Development Social Constructionism Career Assessment Vocational Guidance Philosophical Consideration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Mcilveen
    • 1
  • Warren Midgley
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.University of Southern QueenslandAustralia

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