Parental participation in adolescents’ educational and career experiences and planning: a study with Portuguese parents

Alexandra Araújo, Maria do Céu Taveira, Ana Isabel Mota, Íris Oliveira, Joana Carneiro Pinto, Isa Viamonte, Liliana Faria

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

Resumo

The role of parents in adolescents’ educational and career development is widely acknowledged. Parental influence in these processes includes parenting styles, parental support, warmth and closeness between parents and their children, attachment to parents, communication patterns in the family, and parents’ expectations and aspirations for their children’s achievement. In addition, recent literature suggests that youngster’s school and career paths are co-constructed through parents’ and adolescents’ joint actions with common goals. This work explores parental involvement in adolescents’ educational and career experiences and planning. A sample of 346 parents (165 mothers and 181 fathers; Mage= 43.8 years; SD= 5.51) of adolescents in eighth-grade completed a questionnaire (Pinto & Soares, 2000; adapted for research from Taveira et al., 2002) about parent-child communication, parental support, and parental expectations for their offspring’s educational and professional future. Results present a description of mothers’ and fathers’ perceptions of the contents and goals of their conversations with their adolescent children, the joint activities they are involved in and the resources they provide to them, and parental goals for their children’s educational and career achievement. Implications for educational and career guidance are discussed. Finally, the family environment is suggested as a powerful context of children’s and adolescent’s career planning and ethical reasoning about their own educational and career purposes.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitrião6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference Proceedings
EditoresLuis Gómez Chova, A. López Martinez, I. Candel Torres
Local da publicaçãoValencia
Número de páginas7
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 2012
Publicado externamenteSim
Evento6th International Conference of Technology, Education and Development (INTED) - Valencia
Duração: 5 mar 20127 mar 2012
Número de conferência: 6

Conferência

Conferência6th International Conference of Technology, Education and Development (INTED)
Título abreviadoINTED 2012
País/TerritórioSpain
CidadeValencia
Período5/03/127/03/12

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