Students’ career concerns: challenges facing guidance providers in higher education

Lairio, Marjatta; Penttinen, Leena
September 2006
International Journal for Educational & Vocational Guidance;Sep2006, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p143
Academic Journal
The study reported here examined higher education career guidance at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. In a survey ( N = 880), students were asked to describe how much thinking they had done about their future career and forthcoming transition from university to working life. The use of different sources of guidance and counselling service providers was examined from the perspective of a student-centred holistic model of guidance. On the basis of the empirical findings, challenges facing career guidance in higher education are discussed.


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