ERIC Number: EJ919148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
An Exploratory Study on the Relationship between Parents' Career Interests and the Career Interests of Young Adults
Wong, Chi-Sum; Wong, Ping-Man; Peng, Kelly Z.
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v11 n1 p39-53 Mar 2011
In this study, we attempt to investigate the potential effects of parents' career interests on young adults' career interests. Using a sample of 113 freshmen in Hong Kong, results indicated that after controlling for personality, gender, general mental abilities and emotional intelligence, some of the parents' career interests were still related to the young adults' respective career interests. For some types of interests, the extent of influences is found to be contingent on the gender of the respondents. Implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Ability, Career Exploration, Vocational Interests, Career Development, Career Counseling, Career Guidance, Career Education, College Freshmen, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong