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ERIC Number: EJ890953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Parental and School Effects on Students' Occupational Exploration: A Longitudinal and Multilevel Analysis
Noack, Peter; Kracke, Barbel; Gniewosz, Burkhard; Dietrich, Julia
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v77 n1 p50-57 Aug 2010
The study examines school and parental influences on adolescents' occupational exploration. Analyses of data from 859 6th, 8th, and 10th graders attending high- and lower-track high schools in the German federal state of Thuringia suggested more extensive exploration among students closer to the school-to-work transition. Besides cross-sectional effects of parenting and achievement orientation at school, acceptance and openness students experienced in class predicted increases of their exploratory behaviors. Multilevel analyses showed, however, that school effects operated on the level of subjective perceptions (individual level), but not on the level of intersubjective reality (classroom level). Implications for attempts to foster and facilitate exploration are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 6; Grade 8; High Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany