The Influence of Family of Origin Relationships on Career Thoughts

Daniel C. Lustig, Yonghong Jade Xu, David R. Strauser

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Abstract

Family of origin relationships are an important influence on career decision-making. The current study investigates the relationship between family cohesion, expressiveness and conflict and dysfunctional career thoughts. The Family Environment Scale - Form R (Moos & Moos, 2009) measured the family environment and the Career Thoughts Inventory (Sampson, Peterson, Lenz, Reardon, & Saunders, 1996) measured dysfunctional career thoughts. Participants were undergraduate students at a large Southern University. The results found that higher levels of family conflict and lower levels of family expressiveness were associated with higher levels of decision-making confusion, commitment anxiety, and external conflict. Implications for career counselors are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-61
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Career Development
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 1

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Decision Making
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Family Conflict
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Anxiety
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commitment
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Conflict (Psychology)

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  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Lustig, Daniel C. ; Xu, Yonghong Jade ; Strauser, David R. / The Influence of Family of Origin Relationships on Career Thoughts. In: Journal of Career Development. 2017 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 49-61.
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