Between- and within-person level motivational precursors associated with career exploration

Lee, Bora; Porfeli, Erik J.; Hirschi, Andreas (2016). Between- and within-person level motivational precursors associated with career exploration. Journal of vocational behavior, 92(92), pp. 125-134. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.11.009

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Career exploration is a critical process for child and adolescent development leading people toward suitable work and developing a vocational identity. The present study examined the role of motivational precursors, namely work valences and personal agency beliefs, in explaining in-breadth and in-depth career exploration. Given the dynamic nature of motivation, we teased apart the between-person differences and within-person variabilities in motivational precursors to examine how they are independently associated with career exploration. Two hundred one high school students comprised the sample and were surveyed three consecutive years. Results revealed that work valences and agency beliefs were associated with career exploration at both the between- and within-person level. Further, when individuals exhibited greater level of agency beliefs and positive valences, they were more likely to exhibit more in-depth exploration one year later. Implications for career guidance are discussed.

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:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

26 Jun 2017 13:12

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jvb.2015.11.009

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Adolescence; Career exploration; Personal agency beliefs; Work valences; Motivation

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.99421

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99421

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