Family Influence on Career Decision Making: Validation in India and the United States

Nadya A. Fouad, Shin Ye Kim, Arpita Ghosh, Wen Hsin Chang, Catia Figueiredo

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Abstract

This study examined the nomological network for the Family Influence Scale in the United States and India. Specifically, the study assessed the relationship between family influences on career decision making and the constructs of family obligation, work volition, calling, work values, and occupational engagement across two countries. A total of 136 U.S. participants and 377 participants from India responded to a survey via Amazon Mechanical Turk. The study found support for the construct validity and the four different types of family influences both between the United States and the Indian population. Family influence was correlated in expected ways with family obligation, work volition, work values, calling, and occupational engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-212
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • career decision making
  • career development
  • family influence

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