Parent and Adolescent Perceptions of Adolescent Career Development Tasks and Vocational Identity
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We surveyed Australian adolescents and parents to test differences and congruence in perceptions of adolescent career development tasks (career planning, exploration, certainty, and world-of-work knowledge) and vocational identity. We found that, for adolescents (N = 415), career development tasks (not career exploration) explained 48% of the variance in vocational identity; for parents (N = 415), this was 38% (not world-of-work knowledge). Parent perceptions of career development tasks did not explain additional variance in adolescent vocational identity. There were moderate correlations between adolescent and parent perceptions of career development tasks and vocational identity, suggesting meaningful, but not substantial, congruence of perceptions. The findings provide useful insights into the understanding of, and relationship between, parent and adolescent perceptions of adolescent career development tasks and vocational identity, which suggest avenues for interventions with adolescents and parents
Journal of Career Development
Rogers et al, Parent and Adolescent Perceptions of Adolescent Career Development Tasks and Vocational Identity, Journal of Career Development, 2018, Vol. 45(1) 34-49. Copyright 2018 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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