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Personal and Situational Variables, and Career Concerns: Predicting Career Adaptability in Young Adults

  • Zahra Yousefi (a1), Mohammadreza Abedi (a1), Iran Baghban (a1), Ozra Eatemadi (a1) and Ahmade Abedi (a1)...
Abstract

This study examined relationships among career adaptability and career concerns, social support and goal orientation. We surveyed 304 university students using measures of career concerns, adaptability (career planning, career exploration, self-exploration, decision-making, self-regulation), goal-orientation (learning, performance-prove, performance-avoid) and social support (family, friends, significant others). Multiple regression analysis revealed career concerns, learning and performance-prove goal orientations emerged relatively as the most important contributors. Other variables did not contribute significantly.

En este trabajo se examinaron las relaciones entre adaptabilidad profesional e intereses profesionales, respaldo social y orientación hacia una meta. Se registraron las respuestas de 304 estudiantes en términos de interés profesional, adaptabilidad (carrera profesional, exploración profesional, autoexploración, toma de decisiones y autorregulación), orientación hacia una meta (aprendizaje, pruebas de rendimiento, evitación del rendimiento) y respaldo social (familia, amigos y otras personas significativas). Un análisis de regresión múltiple indicó que el interés profesional, aprendizaje, pruebas de rendimiento y orientación hacia una meta despuntaban con respecto a otras variables que no contribuían significativamente.

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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Zahra Yousefi. Isfahan University. Phone: +98-3112642644. Fax: +98-3112222408. E-mail: z.yousefi85@yahoomail.com
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