Title

Family Influences on Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy of Chinese Secondary Vocational Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

New Waves - Educational Research & Development

Volume

21

Issue

1

Abstract

Career decision-making self-efficacy is a pivotal construct in understanding individuals' career behaviors (Betz, 2007; Fabio, Palazzeschi, Asulin-Peretz, & Gati, 2013). Family, as a primary source of social support, exerts a substantial influence on adolescents' career development and decision-making process. This study examined the role of selected family variables in predicting 587 Chinese secondary vocational students' career decision-making self-efficacy. Family structure variables that reflected family members' socioeconomic status and family process variables, especially, parental career-related behaviors, were examined. Results showed that parents' general psychosocial support was a statistically significant factor in predicting career decision-making self-efficacy, explaining 38.3% of the variance of this construct for Chinese students.

Keywords

Career decision-making self-efficacy, Family influence, Chinese secondary vocational students

Language

eng


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