The Actors Involved in the Career Scripts of Young People: Actantial Analysis

Janne Varjo, Mira Kalalahti

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The aim with this paper is to scrutinise the career scripts of young people in Finland by the means of actantial analysis. We examined the actantial structures of narratives on career scripts in Finland with 31 follow-up interviews.
The premise of this paper is drawn from careership theory. The aim is to contribute
theoretically and empirically to the qualitative body of knowledge on career scripts of
young people, and the various actantial positions involved. Actantial analysis offers a
novel and undiscovered way to portray in practice the ways in which career scripts are
simultaneously built on structural, interpersonal, and intrapersonal factors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic journal of transitions, careers and guidance
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)71–82
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Actantial structures
  • Career scripts
  • Educational transitions

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