Engagement in adolescent career preparation: Social support, personality, and the development of choice decidedness and congruence

Hirschi, Andreas; Niles, Spencer, G.; Akos, Patrick (2011). Engagement in adolescent career preparation: Social support, personality, and the development of choice decidedness and congruence. Journal of Adolescence, 34(1), pp. 173-182. Elsevier 10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.12.009

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This longitudinal panel study investigated predictors and outcomes of active engagement in career preparation among 349 Swiss adolescents from the beginning to the end of eighth grade. Latent variable structural equation modeling was applied. The results showed that engagement in terms of self- and environmental-exploration and active career planning related positively to interindividual increases in career decidedness and choice congruence. More perceived social support, early goal decidedness, and particular personality traits predicted more engagement. Support and personality impacted outcomes only mediated through engagement. Early decidedness and congruence were significant predictors of their respective later levels. Implications for practice are presented.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hirschi, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0140-1971

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

06 Mar 2015 12:47

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.12.009

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Career preparation, Personality, Career development, Adolescence, Career decision-making

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64115

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64115

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