Parental involvement in career development: Perceptions of disadvantaged grade 9 learners

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dc.contributor.author Maite, Orepa Sefepi
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-28T13:24:52Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-28T13:24:52Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03-28T13:24:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/4722
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT This study aims to explore, the nature and the extent of parental involvement in the career development of young adolescents through the perceptions of disadvantaged young adolescents. The two-fold goals were to identify the role of parents and the awareness of other barriers in the career development of young adolescents. Therefore, qualitative research method of semi-structured interviews was applied to fourteen volunteers (eight boys and six girls) from a Secondary School at Mabopane Township in the North West Province. In accordance with previous trends, parental involvement was revealed by young adolescents to be an important factor and was further categorised as constructive and destructive parental involvement. Furthermore, the effects of parental involvement in the development of the young adolescents’ career self-concept and self-efficacy were revealed. Destructive parental involvement and low household incomes were identified as career barriers. Most young adolescents demonstrated a strong resilience in overcoming these barriers. The study also illustrated a dire need for attention to and funding of career programmes aimed at empowering disadvantaged parents and young adolescents. Keywords: Parents, parental involvement, career, career development, young adolescents, disadvantaged communities, career barriers, career counselling, career self-concept and self-efficacy. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject parents en
dc.subject parental involvement en
dc.subject career en
dc.subject career development en
dc.subject young adolescents en
dc.subject disadvantaged communities en
dc.subject career barriers en
dc.subject career counselling en
dc.subject career self-concept en
dc.subject self-efficacy en
dc.title Parental involvement in career development: Perceptions of disadvantaged grade 9 learners en
dc.type Thesis en


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