ERIC Number: EJ723868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Career Exploration in Adolescents: The Role of Anxiety, Attachment, and Parenting Style
Vignoli, Emmanuelle; Croity-Belz, Sandrine; Chapeland, Valerie; de Fillipis, Anne; Garcia, Martine
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v67 n2 p153-168 Oct 2005
The aim of the study was to examine the role of parent-adolescent attachment, adolescent anxiety and parenting style in the career exploration process and in career satisfaction. Three kinds of anxiety were considered: general trait anxiety, fear of failing in one's career and fear of disappointing one's parents. The participants were 283 French high school students on the threshold of one of the most important school transitions. The results varied by gender. For girls, general anxiety and neglectful style were negatively related to career exploration; secure attachment and fear of failing were positively related to it. For boys, fear of disappointing parents was positively related to career exploration. Attachment to parents, authoritative style, general anxiety, and fear of failing were related to some career exploration satisfaction scores, though differently for boys and girls. The differences between boys and girls in the roles played by anxiety, attachment and parenting style are discussed.
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Gender Differences, Fear, Anxiety, Career Exploration, High School Students, Job Satisfaction, Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: France