Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Career Assessment

First Page

1

Last Page

16

DOI

10.1177/1069072715599392

Abstract

Self-determination theory (SDT) was used to explain the relation of parental autonomy support for making their own decisions and career well-being (i.e., more academic major satisfaction and less subjective career distress). Perceived academic competence and perceived volitional autonomy were posited to mediate the relation of mother’s and father’s autonomy support and career well-being in 113 university students. Perceived academic competence mediated the relation of father’s support and both indicators of career well-being. Perceived volitional autonomy mediated the relation of mother’s support and both indicators of career well-being. A bootstrap procedure yielded significant mediation effects of mother’s and father’s autonomy support on career well-being. Results are discussed in terms of SDT and career well-being.

Comments

This a manuscript article is from Journal of Career Assessment (2015): 1, doi: 10.1177/1069072715599392. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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