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ERIC Number: EJ830382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
The Relationship between Career Adaptability, Person and Situation Variables, and Career Concerns in Young Adults
Creed, Peter A.; Fallon, Tracy; Hood, Michelle
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n2 p219-229 Apr 2009
We surveyed 245 first-year university students using measures of career concerns, career adaptability (career planning, career exploration, self-exploration, decision-making, self-regulation), goal-orientation (learning, performance-prove, performance-avoid) and social support (family, friends, significant others), and tested: (a) whether the career adaptability variables could be represented by a second-order factor of career adaptability; (b) whether career adaptability, goal-orientation and social support were associated with fewer career concerns; and (c) whether career adaptability mediated the relationship between goal-orientation and social support and career concerns. The study demonstrated that the career adaptability variables were inter-related and could be represented by a higher-order factor. Decision-making and self-exploration were negatively associated with career concerns, and decision-making mediated the relationship between goal-orientation and career concerns. Having more of a learning orientation was associated with more decision-making and fewer career concerns, whereas holding a performance-prove orientation was associated with poorer decision-making and more career concerns. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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