The change of planned happenstance skills and its association with career-related variables during school-to-work transition

Na Yeon Yang, Huk Yaung, Hyunkyung Noh, Sun Hee Jang, Bora Lee

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Abstract

The current study examined how planned happenstance skills (i.e., curiosity, flexibility, persistence, optimism, and risk-taking) changed during school-to-work transition and how career-related variables were associated with the initial levels and change rates of planned happenstance skills. In a sample of 307 South Korean college students, all planned happenstance skills except for risk-taking decreased over time. Furthermore, some of the career-related variables were associated with the initial level and the change rates of planned happenstance skills. In sum, the current study suggests that utilizing planned happenstance skills may be a worthwhile pursuit during school-to-work transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-38
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1

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Keywords

  • Multilevel modeling
  • Planned happenstance skills
  • School-to-work transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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