ERIC Number: ED249423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
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Adolescent Career Development and the Family System.
Trends in recent literature advocate a family systems approach to career development. To examine associations between process aspects of adolescent career development and family adaptability-family cohesion, 262 Virginia high school students (157 females, 105 males) completed the Career Development Inventory, the Assessment of Career Decision Making, and the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales. An analysis of the results showed that significant linear relationships existed between specific career development process variables (intuitive style, career planning, decision-making information, and world-of-work knowledge) and family adaptability-family cohesion measures. For the total sample, only the decision-making and world-of-work information variables were significantly associated with both family adaptability and cohesion. Among other findings, supplementary analyses produced evidence that the adaptability-cohesion family dimensions were correlated constructs. These findings suggest that both the school and the family system influence an adolescent's career development. (BL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Houston, TX, March 18-21, 1984).