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ERIC Number: EJ921061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Emerging Adults at Work and at Play: Leisure, Work Engagement, and Career Indecision
Konstam, Varda; Lehmann, Ilana S.
Journal of Career Assessment, v19 n2 p151-164 May 2011
To expand the understanding of how leisure and recreational activities can inform career indecision, this research examined the relationship between career indecision, work engagement, and leisure in emerging adults, 25-30 years of age. Independent sample t tests reveal that career indecisive emerging adults scored significantly lower on all three leisure factors on the Leisure Diagnostic Battery, Short Form (LDB-B): Leisure Enjoyment t(62) = 6.997; Leisure Competence t(62) = 8.383; and Leisure Control t(62) = 6.792 (all at p less than 0.001). Career indecisive emerging adults also scored significantly lower on work engagement t(62) = 5.488, p less than 0.001. Work engagement and leisure activity provide an additional lens to understanding emerging adults in the throes of career decision making, some of whom are floundering and in need of professional assistance. Implications for career counselors are discussed. (Contains 1 note and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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