Parental influence on child career development in Mainland China: a qualitative study

Liu, Jianwei, McMahon, Mary and Watson, Mark (2015) Parental influence on child career development in Mainland China: a qualitative study. Career Development Quarterly, 63 1: 74-87. doi:10.1002/j.2161-0045.2015.00096.x


Author Liu, Jianwei
McMahon, Mary
Watson, Mark
Title Parental influence on child career development in Mainland China: a qualitative study
Journal name Career Development Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2161-0045
0889-4019
Publication date 2015-03-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2015.00096.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 63
Issue 1
Start page 74
End page 87
Total pages 14
Place of publication Hoboken NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Compared with adolescents and adults, there is little research that examines child career development and especially how parents might influence such development. This is especially true in Mainland China, where family life is highly valued. This study used interpretative phenomenological analysis to examine how Mainland Chinese parents influence the career development of their 5th-grade children. Six superordinate themes were identified from both the children's and the parents' perspectives: responding to career curiosity, influence on career gender stereotypes, emphasizing the importance of education, encouraging independent career decision making, providing opportunities for career interest development, and mothers as career role models. Suggestions are offered for future career development learning programs and research.
Keyword Middle childhood
Career development
Parental influence
Mainland China
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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