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Impact of career exploration amongst Hong Kong Chinese university students

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posted on 18.03.2015, 13:51 by Raysen Cheung, John ArnoldJohn Arnold
Career exploration is widely believed to produce positive career development outcomes among college and university students. Some research has supported this belief, but there is little information about exactly which outcomes it affects and whether any benefits of career exploration can be observed beyond individualistic western cultures. We report findings from cross-sectional (N =271) and longitudinal (N =101) data provided by university students in Hong Kong. The amount of career exploration was associated with career decision self-efficacy and amount of information, but not with self-clarity or career decidedness. All the outcome variables except decidedness increased significantly over time. Career support, especially from teachers, was also associated with the outcome variables. The results and their practical implications are discussed in light of Hong Kong culture and the characteristics of its student population, as well as career development theory.

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of College Student Development

Volume

55

Pages

732 - 748 (17)

Citation

CHEUNG, R. and ARNOLD, J., 2014. Impact of career exploration amongst Hong Kong Chinese university students. Journal of College Student Development, 55 (7), pp. 732 - 748.

Publisher

John Hopkins University Press

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This article was published in the serial Journal of College Student Development [John Hopkins University Press].

ISSN

1543-3382

Language

en

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