ERIC Number: EJ1065109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
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Reference Count: 57
Youths' Socialization to Work and School within the Family
Lee, Bora; Porfeli, Erik J.
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v15 n2 p145-162 Jul 2015
We tested a model of socialization to work in the family context and its implications as a lever for school engagement using a sample of 154 parent-youth dyads living in the United States. A path model was fitted to data. Findings revealed that parents' reported work experiences was aligned to youths' perception of their parents' success in the work domain. Also, a significant association was found between youth's perception of their parents' family success and youth's emotional and experiential conceptualizations of work. Furthermore, youth who viewed work as a positive experience were more likely to be engaged in schoolwork, both emotionally and cognitively. Implications for vocational guidance are discussed.
Descriptors: Socialization, Youth, Parents, Family Environment, Work Experience, Work Attitudes, Success, Learner Engagement, Employment
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