AUTHOR : 임현희,조한익
INFORMATION : page. 115~143 / 2018 Vol.25 No.2
The purpose of this study is to analyze the structural relationship among parents’ career expectations for their children, self-differentiation, career decision-making self-efficacy, and career identity as perceived by middle school students. The subjects in the study were 608 students in their last year of middle school, 327 male and 281 female. The results of this study showed that in general, parents’ career expectations had a negative effect on self-differentiation, but aptitude-related career expectancy had a positive effect on self-differentiation. Aptitude-related career expectation also had a statistically significant effect on career decision-making self-efficacy while self-differentiation and career decision-making self-efficacy had a statistically significant effect on career identity. After probing through the data for any mediating effects, the study found that aptitude-related career expectation had a positive influence on career identity through career decision-making self-efficacy, and also had a positive influence on career identity through self-differentiation. Generalized career expectation had a negative effect on career identity through self-differentiation. There was no significant gender difference found in terms of the paths of structural relationship among the research variables.