The role of chance events in the school-to-work transition: The influence of demographic, personality and career development variables

Hirschi, Andreas (2010). The role of chance events in the school-to-work transition: The influence of demographic, personality and career development variables. Journal of vocational behavior, 77(1), pp. 39-49. Academic Press 10.1016/j.jvb.2010.02.002

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Chance events are considered important in career development, yet little empirical research is available on their predictors and consequences. The present study investigated socio-demographic (gender, nationality, school-type), personality (openness, locus of control) and career development variables (career decidedness, career planning) in relation to perceived chance events with a retrospective (N = 229, eleventh grade), and 1-year longitudinal prospective study (N = 245, eighth/ninth grade) among Swiss adolescents. The results showed that the majority of both groups reported a significant influence of chance events on their transition from compulsory school to vocational education or high school. Importance of chance events related to socio-demographics and personality but not career preparation. Career preparation and chance events predicted subjective career success in terms of wish correspondence and overall satisfaction with transition outcome among the younger cohort. Implications include the necessity to integrate both thorough career preparation and chance events in theory and counseling practice.

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:

0001-8791

Publisher:

Academic Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

10 Mar 2015 17:01

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jvb.2010.02.002

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Career development, School-to-work transition, Chance events, Personality, Career preparation, Career success

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64228

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64228

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