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ERIC Number: EJ823192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Constructions of Work among Adolescents in Transition
Ferrari, Lea; Nota, Laura; Soresi, Salvatore; Blustein, David L.; Murphy, Kerri A.; Kenna, Alexandra C.
Journal of Career Assessment, v17 n1 p99-115 2009
To analyze the conception of work and its relationship with the various indices of progress in career development, we administered a structured, open-ended questionnaire that explored beliefs about working among a sample of Italian high school students considering university options. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, we found that the majority of students considered work as a means to an end; a smaller proportion of students viewed work as a source of psychological satisfaction. The quantitative analyses revealed that students who considered more than one dimension of work in their internal constructions tended to rely on more adaptive means of career decision making. The results are discussed in light of previous research and current perspectives in career development theory. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy