An exploratory study on the relationship between parents’ career interests and the career interests of young adults

Chi Sum WONG, Ping Man WONG, Kelly Z. PENG

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Abstract

In this study, we attempt to investigate the potential effects of parents’ career interests on young adults’ career interests. Using a sample of 113 freshmen in Hong Kong, results indicated that after controlling for personality, gender, general mental abilities and emotional intelligence, some of the parents’ career interests were still related to the young adults’ respective career interests. For some types of interests, the extent of influences is found to be contingent on the gender of the respondents. Implications are discussed. Copyright © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-53
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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Citation

Wong, C.-S., Wong, P.-M., & Peng, K. Z. (2011). An exploratory study on the relationship between parents’ career interests and the career interests of young adults. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 11(1), 39-53.

Keywords

  • Career interests
  • Parental guidance
  • Personality