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FARIA, Liliana Costa; PINTO, Joana Carneiro  and  VIEIRA, Matilde. Career construction: the role of children's perception about parental educational styles in vocational exploration. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.1, pp.194-203. ISSN 0102-7972.

This work analyzes the parental educational styles perceived by youth and their level of vocational exploration, considering the career construction theory and previous research on the relationship between parental influence processes and vocational development. Participants were 296 adolescents, 109 (36.82%) girls and 187 (63.18%) boys, with a mean age of 17.03 years (SD = 1.45; Min. = 14; Max. = 23) who fulfilled the Career Exploration Survey and the Parental Educational Styles Questionnaire. Results show differences in the perceived parental educational styles and career exploration according to socio demographic variables, and a significant positive association between requirement and career exploration beliefs and behaviors. Implications about the parental involvement in career construction are discussed.

Keywords : Career construction; career exploration; parental educational styles; youth.

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