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The role of traditionality in parenting

The role of traditionality in the relationships among parental support (1)

Miya Guan, Alessandra Capezio, Simon Restubog, Shari Reid, Jennifer Lajom and Min Li

The role of traditionality in the relationships among parental support, career decision-making self-efficacy, and career adaptability

Journal of Vocational Behaviour

Integrating career construction (Savickas, 2013) and cognitive evaluation (Ryan & Deci, 2002) theories, we examined the moderating role of traditionality beliefs in the indirect relationships among parental support, career decision-making self-efficacy and career adaptability among Chinese university students.

Data were collected from 731 undergraduate students in China at two measurement periods, 18 months apart. Results showed that Time 1 parental support was associated positively with Time 1 career decision-making self-efficacy and Time 2 career adaptability.

In addition, the conditional indirect effects of Time 1 parental support in predicting Time 2 career adaptability via Time 1 career decision making self- efficacy was stronger among students with low as opposed to high traditionality beliefs.

The implications of the results in terms of theory and practice are discussed.

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