Youths’ socialization to work and school within the family

Bora Lee, Erik J. Porfeli

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Abstract

We tested a model of socialization to work in the family context and its implications as a lever for school engagement using a sample of 154 parent–youth dyads living in the United States. A path model was fitted to data. Findings revealed that parents’ reported work experiences was aligned to youths’ perception of their parents’ success in the work domain. Also, a significant association was found between youth’s perception of their parents’ family success and youth’s emotional and experiential conceptualizations of work. Furthermore, youth who viewed work as a positive experience were more likely to be engaged in schoolwork, both emotionally and cognitively. Implications for vocational guidance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-162
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 18
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Family
  • School engagement
  • Work socialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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