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ERIC Number: EJ775263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Relational Influences on Career Paths: Siblings in Context
Schultheiss, Donna E. Palladino; Palma, Thomas V.; Predragovich, Krista S.; Glasscock, Julie M. Jeffrey
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v49 n3 p302-310 Jul 2002
This investigation examined participants' perceptions of sibling relational influence on career exploration and decision making. Career path influence on sibling relationships and times when these relationships were most important also were explored. Individual interviews were conducted with urban commuter college students, and narrative data were analyzed using consensual qualitative research methods as described by C. E. Hill, B. J. Thompson, and E. N. Williams (1997). Consistent with attachment theory (J. Bowlby, 1982) and literature on social support (C. E. Cutrona, 1996), one of the most prominent factors associated with relational influence was multidimensional social support. Predictable differences were found in relational influence between participants' most important siblings and other siblings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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