The Level of Parental Attachment and the Career Development Process of the Secondary School Adolescents

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The study conducted by Samuel O. Salami and A. Oyesoji Aremu(2007) was on the level of parental attachment and the career development process of the secondary school adolescents. Participants for this study were 242 (males ¼ 121, female ¼ 121) senior secondary school II students randomly selected from five coeducational secondary schools in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. To reduce the potentially confounding effects of family structure, we included only students from two-parent families. The mean age of the sample was 16.50 years with a standard deviation of 2.47. The age range was 14-20 years. The result of his study concluded that parental influence (mother scale) plays a significant role in determining and prediction of career …show more content…
The limitation of his study is that it is cross sectional data.
. The study conducted by Narelle Hess and Denise M. Jepsen (2009) on 345 working adults included psychological contract obligations, incentives and importance and the cognitive responses of job satisfaction, affective commitment and intention to leave. Super’s “Adult career concerns inventory” measured career stage. The study explored individual differences in employees’ perception of this exchange relationship, based on the age-related differences of generational group and career stage. Simon Chak-keung Wong and Gloria Jing Liu (2009) focus on the parental influence in the prediction of the career choice. A self-administered questionnaire containing 22 parental influence attributes was given to both junior and senior students studying HTM programmers. Primary research on students’ perceptions of parental influences on career choice has been undertaken in ten universities across five cities in China, with 566 valid samples acquired as a result. Perceived parental career concerns about welfare and prestige” plays an important role in influencing students’ propensity to enter the H&T industry. This might imply that the influence of parents in stressing salary and social status leads these to become the major considerations for students in determining whether to pursue an H&T career. The study of Tanuja Agarwala aims to explore the influence

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