The role of traditionality in the relationships among parental support, career decision-making self-efficacy and career adaptability

Miya Guan, Alessandra Capezio, Simon Lloyd D. Restubog, Shari Read, Jennifer Ann L. Lajom, Min Li

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Abstract

Integrating career construction (Savickas, 2013) and cognitive evaluation (Ryan & Deci, 2002) theories, we examined the moderating role of traditionality beliefs in the indirect relationships among parental support, career decision-making self-efficacy and career adaptability among Chinese university students. Data were collected from 731 undergraduate students in China at two measurement periods, 18 months apart. Results showed that Time 1 parental support was associated positively with Time 1 career decision-making self-efficacy and Time 2 career adaptability. In addition, the conditional indirect effects of Time 1 parental support in predicting Time 2 career adaptability via Time 1 career decision making self-efficacy were stronger among students with low as opposed to high traditionality beliefs. The implications of the results in terms of theory and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-123
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume94
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Career adaptability
  • Career decision-making self-efficacy
  • Parental support
  • Traditionality beliefs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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