Theorizing parental intervention and young adults' career development: a social influence perspective

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Author: Liu, Yan; Mao, Yina; Wong, Chi-Sum


Purpose: Drawing on the social influence literature and proposing parental intervention as a social influence process, this study seeks to theorize why parental intervention occurs and how it affects young adults' career development. Design/methodology/approach: This paper adopts a conceptual design, offering a conceptual model based on social influence research and career development research. Findings: It is proposed that parental intervention is a result of incongruence between parental expectations and young adults' interested occupations and between parents' assessments of young...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Career development; Culture and society; Outcomes

Keywords: Career planning; Career goal; Career pattern; Aspirations; Family; Decision making; Perception; Social aspects; Cultural aspects

Geographic subjects: China; Asia

Published: Bradford, England: Emerald Group Publishing, 2020

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Journal volume: 25

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2020

Pages: pp. 415-428

ISSN: 1362-0436

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1079

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