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Do You Think I'm Worth It? The Self-Verifying Role of Parental Engagement in Career Adaptability and Career Persistence Among STEM Students

Amarnani, Rajiv K.; Garcia, Patrick James M; Restubog, Simon; Bordia, Prashant; Bordia, Sarbari

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Parents contribute a great deal to their children’s career development. Despite the central importance of the self-concept to career development, little research has examined the role played by parental engagement in the link between the child’s self-concept and career development. Integrating self-verification and career construction theories, we develop and test the prediction that parental engagement indirectly contributes to career adaptability and career persistence by serving as a tacit...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAmarnani, Rajiv K.
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Patrick James M
dc.contributor.authorRestubog, Simon
dc.contributor.authorBordia, Prashant
dc.contributor.authorBordia, Sarbari
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-28T02:54:11Z
dc.identifier.issn1069-0727
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/186926
dc.description.abstractParents contribute a great deal to their children’s career development. Despite the central importance of the self-concept to career development, little research has examined the role played by parental engagement in the link between the child’s self-concept and career development. Integrating self-verification and career construction theories, we develop and test the prediction that parental engagement indirectly contributes to career adaptability and career persistence by serving as a tacit signal of the child’s positive worth. Using a time-lagged survey design, we tested the proposed moderated mediation model in a sample of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) university students. The results show full support for the hypothesized model. Consistent with self-verification theory, STEM students’ self-esteem was only associated with subsequent career adaptability and career persistence if they also perceived high levels of parental engagement. This result held despite statistically controlling for parent-reported parental engagement. We discuss implications for career development, STEM career persistence, and career counseling.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2016
dc.sourceJournal of Career Assessment
dc.titleDo You Think I'm Worth It? The Self-Verifying Role of Parental Engagement in Career Adaptability and Career Persistence Among STEM Students
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume26
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor150311 - Organisational Behaviour
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB9300
local.publisher.urlhttps://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/home
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAmarnani, Rajiv K., Australian Catholic University
local.contributor.affiliationGarcia, Patrick James M, University of Vermont
local.contributor.affiliationRestubog, Simon, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBordia, Prashant, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBordia, Sarbari, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP130104138
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage77
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage94
local.identifier.doi10.1177/1069072716679925
local.identifier.absseo970115 - Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.date.updated2019-06-09T08:16:07Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85040815082
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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