Career development and personal functioning differences between work-bound and non-work bound students

Creed, Peter, Hood, Michelle, & Patton, Wendy A. (2010) Career development and personal functioning differences between work-bound and non-work bound students. Journal of Vocational Behavior.

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We surveyed 506 Australian high school students on career development (exploration, planning, job-knowledge, decision-making, indecision), personal functioning (well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, school satisfaction) and control variables (parents’ education, school achievement), and tested differences among work-bound, college-bound and university-bound students. The work-bound students had the poorest career development and personal functioning, the university-bound students the highest, with the college-bound students falling in-between the other two groups. Work-bound students did poorest, even after controlling for parental education and school achievement. The results suggest a relationship between career development and personal functioning in high school students.

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ID Code: 26351
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2009.06.004
ISSN: 0001-8791
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2009 00:31
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:15

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