Family transmission of work affectivity and experiences to children

Title

Family transmission of work affectivity and experiences to children

Creator

Porfeli E J; Wang C; Hartung P J

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2008
2008-10

Description

Theory and research suggest that children develop orientations toward work appreciably influenced by their family members' own expressed work experiences and emotions. Cross-sectional data from 100 children (53 girls, 47 boys; mean age = 11.1 years) and structural equation modeling were used to assess measures of work affectivity and experiences and to test hypotheses suggesting that family work experiences and emotions influence the orientations children develop toward work and how they in turn influence children's work and school motivation. Results indicated that the family setting influences children's perceptions of and future orientation toward the world of work through adults' expression of positive work experiences, negative work affect, and negative work experiences. Furthermore, children's work and school motivations appear to be principally influenced by indicators of favorable work affect and experiences. Implications and suggestions for future research are offered that cast the family as an important core setting for children's vocational development. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

affectivity; antecedents; career; career development; children; context; emotional labor; emotions; family; motivation; negative affect; panas; parents; personality; Psychology; socialization; validation; vocation; vocational development; web; work experiences

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

278-286

Issue

2

Volume

73

Citation

Porfeli E J; Wang C; Hartung P J, “Family transmission of work affectivity and experiences to children,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6794.

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