Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Language

English

Abstract

According to career construction theory, cultural beliefs represent a social construct that may shape an individual’s career path. In Chinese society, the Confucian concept of filial piety is one such influential belief. More specifically, reciprocal filial piety involves mutually supportive processes between parents and their offspring, whereas authoritarian filial piety is characterized by the suppression of the offspring’s own wishes to comply with those of their parents. The authors examined the extent to which Hong Kong undergraduate students (N = 522) possess dual career‐related filial piety and how it relates to their career adaptability during the school‐to‐work transition. Results indicated that career‐related reciprocal filial piety was regarded as important and was associated with all career adaptability dimensions, whereas career‐related authoritarian filial piety was not. The possible complex effect of dual career‐related filial piety on career adaptability deserves attention from career counselors and researchers.

Keywords

career adaptability, career-related filial piety, reciprocal filial piety, authoritarian filial piety, career development in China

Publication Date

12-2018

Volume

66

Issue

4

Start Page

358

End Page

370

Publisher

Wiley

DOI

10.1002/cdq.12156

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://doi.org/10.1002/cdq.12156

ISSN (print)

08894019

ISSN (electronic)

21610045

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