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ERIC Number: EJ1037768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
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ISSN: ISSN-0251-2513
Anxiety and Self-Esteem as Mediators of the Relation between Family Communication and Indecisiveness in Adolescence
Lo Cascio, Valentina; Guzzo, Giovanni; Pace, Francesco; Pace, Ugo
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v13 n2 p135-149 Jul 2013
In this study, we explored the unique and common contributions of anxiety, self-esteem, and family communication on indecisiveness among adolescents. Three hundred and fifty pupils from 13 to 16 years of age completed self-report measures on indecisiveness, quality of family communication, trait anxiety, and self-esteem. The findings in this study showed that students' indecisiveness is predicted by family communication mediated by anxiety and self-esteem. These results have important implications for practice as it stresses the importance of anxiety and self-esteem. Nevertheless, the counselors could also focus on enhancing relationship-building skills by introducing the adolescents' career formation as an adolescent-parent joint project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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