Human Agency at Work

An Active Approach towards Expertise Development

Authors: Goller, Michael

  • Educational research study

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Michael Goller gives a structured overview of the current discourses of human agency in relation to professional learning and development. Based on this discussion, the author develops a theoretical framework including human agency as an individual feature (i. e., a disposition) as well as a set of self-initiated and goal-directed behaviours that are assumed to affect employees’ learning and development (e. g., crafting of new work experiences). He then further specifies this theoretical framework and investigates it empirically in the domain of geriatric care nursing. Based on the findings of the three empirical studies conducted, the author discusses the relevance of human agency for the development of professional expertise of geriatric care nurses.

About the authors

Michael Goller is a research associate at the University of Paderborn working in the research group Educational Management and Research on Further Education.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Goller, Michael

    Pages 1-8

  • Agency: An Abstract and Multifaceted Construct

    Goller, Michael

    Pages 9-94

  • The Role of Agency in Professional Development

    Goller, Michael

    Pages 95-145

  • Research Questions, Research Model, and Research Approach

    Goller, Michael

    Pages 147-158

  • Study 1: Initial Insights into Work Agency in the Domain of Geriatric Care Nursing

    Goller, Michael

    Pages 159-201

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-18285-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Agency at Work
Book Subtitle
An Active Approach towards Expertise Development
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-18286-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-18286-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-18285-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 373
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics