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Career-specific parental behaviors, career exploration and career adaptability: a three-wave investigation among Chinese undergraduates

Guan, Yanjun, Wang, Fuxi, Liu, Haiyang, Ji, Yueting, Jia, Xiao, Fang, Zheng, Li, Yumeng, Hua, Huijuan and Li, Chendi (2015) Career-specific parental behaviors, career exploration and career adaptability: a three-wave investigation among Chinese undergraduates. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 86. pp. 95-103. ISSN 0001-8791

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jvb.2014.10.007

Abstract

The current research examined the effects of career-specific parental behaviors (reported by parents at time 1) on Chinese university students' career exploration (reported by students at time 2) and career adaptability (reported by students at time 3). A survey study was conducted among Chinese university graduates (N = 244) and their parents (N = 244). The results supported a mediation model such that a high level of parental support and a low level of parental interference had beneficial effects on Chinese undergraduates' career exploration, which in turn positively predicted their career adaptability. Lack of parental career engagement had a direct negative effect on career adaptability. Significant interaction effects were also found among these three types of parental behaviors such that at a lower level of lack of parental career engagement, the positive effects of parental support, as well as the negative effects of interference on career exploration were stronger. The corresponding moderated mediation models were also supported. These findings carry implications for research on career construction theory and career counseling practices.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-v...
Additional Information: © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 12:07
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 02:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88211

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