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Parental Involvement in Career Development (Updated January, 2017)

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Allen, S., Daly, K., (2007). The Effects of Father Involvement: An Updated Research Summary of the Evidence, University of Guelph.

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Bernes, K. Magnusson, K. (2004) Building Future Career Development Programs for Adolescents. Kerry Bernes and Kris Magnusson.

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Brown, S. D., Lent, R. V., (2005). Career development and counselling: putting theory and research to work. John Wiley and Sons.

Bryant, B.K., Zvonkovic, A. M., Reynolds, P. (2006). Parenting in relation to child and adolescent vocational development. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Volume 69. Issue 1, Pages 149-175.

Bryce, J., Anderson, M., Frigo, T., & McKenzie, P., (2007). Australian young people, their families and post-school plans: A research review. Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research.

Cardosa, P., Silva, J.R., Goncalves, M.M., Duarte, M.E. (2014). Innovative moments and change in Career Construction Counseling. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Volume 84, Issue 1, Pages 11-20.

Chak-Keung Wong, S.. (2010). Will parental influences affect career choice? Evidence from hospitality and tourism management students in China. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 27. Issue 1, pp. 82 – 102.

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Helwig, A.A. (2008). From childhood to adulthood: A 15 year longitudinal career development study. Career Development Quarterly. Volume 57 Issue 1.

Hill, N. E., Castellino, D. R., Lansford, J. E., Nowlin, P., Dodge, K.A., Bates, J. E., Pettit, G.S., (2004 ). Parental Academic Involvement as Related to School Behaviour, Achievement and Aspirations: Demographic Variations Across Adolescence. Child Development, Volume 75, Issue 5, pages 1491 – 1509.

Hitlin, S., (2006). Parental Influences on Children’s Values and Aspirations: Bridging Two Theories of Social Class and Socialization. Sociological Perspectives. Vol 49, No. 1 Spring 2006, pp. 25-46.

Jacobs, J. E., Davis-Kean, P., Bleeker, M., Eccles, J. S., Malanchuk, O. (2005). I can, but I don’t want to.” The Impact of Parents, Interests and Activities on Gender Differences in Math. Cambridge.

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Joseph, L.L. (2012). The Impact of Family Influence and Involvement on Career Development. Thesis, University of Central Florida.

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Keller, B.K. and Whiston, S.C. (2008). The Role of Parental Influences on Young Adolescents’ Career Development, Journal of Career Assessment, Vol. 16, No.2, 198-217.

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Koh, M-S., Shin, S., Reeves, K.C. (2014) Voices of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parents: The Case of Korean-American Parents. Multicultural Learning and Teaching.

Kreider, H., Caspe, M., Kennedy, S., Weiss, H., (2007) Family Involvement in Middle and High School Students’ Education, 3, Harvard.

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Lapan, R. T., Steward, J. C., and Turner, S. L., (2004). Family Factors Associated with Sixth-Grade Adolescents’ Math and Science Career Interests. The Career Development Quarterly 53(1): 41-52.

Li, C., Kerpelman, J., (2007). Parental Influences on Young Women’s Certainty about Their Career Aspirations. Behavioral Science. Volume 56, Numbers 1-2, 105-115.

Lindstrom, L., Doren, B., Metheny, J., Johnson, P, & Zane, C., (2007). Transition to employment: Role of the family in career development. Exceptional Children, 73, 348 – 366.

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