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ERIC Number: EJ811107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Family Transmission of Work Affectivity and Experiences to Children
Porfeli, Erik J.; Wang, Chuang; Hartung, Paul J.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n2 p278-286 Oct 2008
Theory and research suggest that children develop orientations toward work appreciably influenced by their family members' own expressed work experiences and emotions. Cross-sectional data from 100 children (53 girls, 47 boys; mean age = 11.1 years) and structural equation modeling were used to assess measures of work affectivity and experiences and to test hypotheses suggesting that family work experiences and emotions influence the orientations children develop toward work and how they in turn influence children's work and school motivation. Results indicated that the family setting influences children's perceptions of and future orientation toward the world of work through adults' expression of positive work experiences, negative work affect, and negative work experiences. Furthermore, children's work and school motivations appear to be principally influenced by indicators of favorable work affect and experiences. Implications and suggestions for future research are offered that cast the family as an important core setting for children's vocational development. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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