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dc.contributor.authorMeyers, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-03T01:18:04Z
dc.date.available2018-12-03T01:18:04Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0260-1370
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02601370.2016.1241310
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/123955
dc.description.abstractThis article uses the concept of bounded agency to interpret the findings of a study that explored the training and job-seeking activities of a group of older adults. A qualitative, phenomenological approach was used to obtain personal and nuanced accounts of their experiences. A series of semi-structured interviews was conducted with eight adults aged 55 and older, who were low-skilled and unemployed. The findings identified that a range of interrelated barriers constrained their agency in those activities in two key areas. First, there was a disparity between their learning needs and preferences, and the delivery modes in their training programmes. Second, legacies from their personal histories contributed significantly to constraints in their current activities. The bounded agency concept explicated this range of barriers, as it incorporated institutional, societal and personal factors within the agency of individuals. A model of bounded agency was developed, that showed legacies from an individual’s personal history can lie at the base of their disadvantaged state, and that provisions in their training programmes can address those legacies. The article concludes by suggesting that this model could form the basis of further research with other jobseekers from disadvantaged backgrounds.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto16
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Lifelong Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.titleDisadvantaged older jobseekers and the concept of bounded agency
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Lifelong Education on 05 Oct 2016, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/02601370.2016.1241310
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gro.griffith.authorMeyers, Rebecca R.


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