Coaching of jobseekers

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Line Roel Steffensen
4. term, Communication, Master (Master Programme)
In my thesis I study the statutory consultations held with jobseekers belonging to a Danish unemployment fund known as ”Kristelig A-kasse”. In Kristelig A-kasse coaching is being introduced as an approach til these consultations. It is this implementation proces I take part in and investigate. My thesis draws upon the understanding of power put forward by the French theorist Michel Foucault in order to investigate the limitations of using coaching, since coaching itself may be considered an exercise of power in this specific context. Also the understanding of dialogue used in the IPOK approach is employed to suggest what dialogical possibilities coaching can yield in this particular situation. Finally empirical data obtained by means of observations, a questionnaire and interviews to investigate the possibilities and limitations of using coaching in practice.
Publication date2008
Number of pages100
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
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