Parental support, self efficacy in career decision making, and planned happenstance of middle school students
Adolescence is an important period for career development. Parent support and adolescent’s skills in seeking career opportunities from unexpected encounters contribute to adolescent’s self-efficacy in career decision making. The present study examined the mediating role of planned happenstance in the relationship between career-related parent support and self-efficacy in career decision making among junior high school students. Participants comprised of 136 junior high school students. The instrument used in this study were the Indonesian translations of Career-Related Parent Support Scale, Career Decision Self-Efficacy-Short Form, and Planned Happenstance Career Inventory. Results suggested that career-related parent support affects career decision-making self-efficacy directly or through the mediation of planned happenstance. The study concludes by outlining the importance of future studies to analyze the relationship between career-related parent support and planned happenstance.
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