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ERIC Number: EJ852456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Adaptation of Career Goals to Self and Opportunities in Early Adolescence
Hirschi, Andreas; Vondracek, Fred W.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v75 n2 p120-128 Oct 2009
Development of career goals that are adapted to self and opportunities is a central component of adolescent career preparation. The present longitudinal study (conducted throughout the eighth grade with three assessment points) investigated how 330 Swiss adolescents simultaneously adapt career goals to interests, scholastic achievement and environmental opportunities. Results demonstrated that students increasingly adapt their goals to the environment. Mean adaptation to environment related positively to degree of adaption to interests and achievement. Increased adaptation to environment over time related to increased adaptation to achievement but to decreased adaptation to interests. Gender, attended school type and nationality moderated adaptation processes. Structurally disadvantaged students (girls, lower requirements school track, immigrant students) reported more conflict in aligning adaptation to environment with adaptation to interests. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland