Between- And Within-person Level Motivational Precursors Associated With Career Exploration

Title

Between- And Within-person Level Motivational Precursors Associated With Career Exploration

Creator

Lee B; Porfeli E J; Hirschi A

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2016
2016-02

Description

Career exploration is a critical process for child and adolescent development leading people toward suitable work and developing a vocational identity. The present study examined the role of motivational precursors, namely work valences and personal agency beliefs, in explaining in-breadth and in-depth career exploration. Given the dynamic nature of motivation, we teased apart the between-person differences and within-person variabilities in motivational precursors to examine how they are independently associated with career exploration. Two hundred one high school students comprised the sample and were surveyed three consecutive years. Results revealed that work valences and agency beliefs were associated with career exploration at both the between- and within-person level. Further, when individuals exhibited greater level of agency beliefs and positive valences, they were more likely to exhibit more in-depth exploration one year later. Implications for career guidance are discussed. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

adaptability; Adolescence; adolescents; Career exploration; high-school-students; identity; Motivation; multidimensional measure; Personal agency beliefs; Psychology; self-efficacy; social cognitive theory; trajectories; transmission; vocational; work; Work valences

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

125-134

Volume

92

Citation

Lee B; Porfeli E J; Hirschi A, “Between- And Within-person Level Motivational Precursors Associated With Career Exploration,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10679.

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