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The effects of parental and peer support on career aspirations of adolescents


Babarović, Toni; Merkaš, Marina; Šverko, Iva
The effects of parental and peer support on career aspirations of adolescents // 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology
Braga, Portugal, 2015. (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The effects of parental and peer support on career aspirations of adolescents

Autori
Babarović, Toni ; Merkaš, Marina ; Šverko, Iva

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Skup
17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology

Mjesto i datum
Braga, Portugal, 08-12.09.2015

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Parental support ; peer support ; career aspirations ; adolescence

Sažetak
Social support facilitates positive career-related traits, competencies and career transition outcomes. The quality and quantity of social support for adolescents’ career aspirations differ as they are transiting from high school to work or to further education. During this transition period, two sources of support, parents and peers, are used differentially. Peers provide support for daily life of the adolescent, whereas parents continue to be the major source of support for long-term life style choices such as career considerations. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore how social support from parents and peers contribute to adolescent’s career aspiration. The participants were 938 Croatian adolescents aged 17-18. The data were collected online at the beginning of their last grade of high-school. Parental support was measured using the Parental Career-Related Behaviors (Dietrich & Kracke, 2009) and the Career-Related Parent Support Scale (Turner et al., 2003). The scale for measuring peer support was developed for the purposes of this study. Adolescents’ career aspirations were assessed with the modified Career Aspiration Scale (Gray & O’Brien, 2007). Results showed that parental and peer support are positively related to adolescents’ career and educational aspirations. The findings are discussed in the context of parental and peer influence on career aspirations of adolescents and indicate that adolescents receive and require different level of support and guidance form parents and peers regarding their career aspirations.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Psihologija



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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-UIP-2013-11-1229 - Profesionalni razvoj tijekom adolescencije: Razvoj i provjera Modela tranzicije karijere u adolescenciji (Iva Šverko, )

Ustanove
Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb,
Hrvatsko katoličko sveučilište, Zagreb