Adolescents' Future Expectations of Work and Education Within Adaptation Model of Career Construction Theory


KARACAN ÖZDEMİR N., Ayaz A.

JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/08948453211037043
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Psycinfo
  • Keywords: future expectations, work and education, career adaptability, adolescents, positive youth development, POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, FIT INDEXES, ADAPTABILITY, ORIENTATION, SCHOOL, SELF, FORM, TIME, ACHIEVEMENT, PREDICTORS

Abstract

The current study suggested and tested a model to investigate the associations between adolescent future expectations of work and education (AFE-WE; adaptive responses) and positive future expectations (PFE; adaptivity) through concern, control, curiosity, and confidence (adaptability resources) as well as the role of the gender. The data were gathered from 806 high school students (59% girls), recruited from eight different public schools in Gaziantep, Turkey. Structural equation model was used. The results showed that the PFE predicted the AFE-WE and concern, control, curiosity, and confidence. Yet, concern contributed to the AFE-WE, only and partially mediated the relationships between the PFE and the AFE-WE. The proposed model did not change across gender. These findings were discussed within cultural context and addressed implications for theory, research, and practice.