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ERIC Number: ED447385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 27
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Family Interaction Patterns and Career Development.
Hartung, Paul J.; Lewis, Daniel M.; May, Kathleen; Niles, Spencer G.; May, Kathleen
This paper examines the use of a circumplex model of family interaction patterns for explaining variance in work and family role salience and vocational identity in a sample of 173 college students (107 women, 65 men). Results indicate a significant link between perceived emotional closeness and structural flexibility in the family-of-origin and higher levels of salience for family roles. Significant relationships between dimensions of the family interaction model and levels of work-role salience and vocational identity were not found. Career assessments and interventions that attend to perceived family-of-origin dynamics may be of significant use and benefit in assisting clients to better comprehend and fit the role of family into their life-careers. Research and counseling interventions may need to focus less on these family dimensions and more on the individual traits, states, and goals when considering clients' work-role salience and vocational identity development. Further research is needed to determine more precisely the degree of transportability of the family circumplex model to the vocational domain. (Contains 2 tables and 53 references.) (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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