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Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana

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AMBIEL, Rodolfo A. M. et al. Vocacional Choice Definition Prediction from Family Variables. Av. Psicol. Latinoam. [online]. 2019, vol.37, n.1, pp.89-101.  Epub June 07, 2019. ISSN 1794-4724.

In adolescence, the participation of the family is considered an important factor in the professional choice process. This study aimed to research whether parental styles, parents and children congruence, and children self-efficacy predicted their vocational choice in a sample of 140 high school students. The ages ranged from 15 to 18 years (M = 16.14), the majority being females (58 %). The instruments used were the Socio-demographic Questionnaire, the Parental Responsibility and Requirement Scale -EREP-, the Congruence Scale between Parents and Children on Professional Choice -ECPF-EP- and the Self-Efficacy Scale for Professional Choice-EAE-EP. Through the hierarchical regression analysis, the instruments were grouped into three blocks. The model formed from the last block was the best one, where the variables maternal responsiveness, complementary congruence and self-efficacy to search for practical professional information were the significant predictors. It is suggested that these studies continue.

Keywords : Self-efficacy for professional choice; family relationships; parenting styles; professional orientation.

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