The Factors Related to the Career Development in Middle School Students: Relations among Self-Esteem, Career Skills and Critical Thinking Abilities
335 , 2015-08-06
This study examined the factors related to the career development through questionnaires for 7th to 9th grade students (N=447) in a middle school. The results demonstrated that 7th grade students significantly indicated higher levels of self-esteem and the logical thinking factor of critical thinking abilities than other grades, and the self-esteem was positively correlated with career skills in all grades. On the other hand, only some factors of critical thinking abilities were positively correlated with self-esteem in 8th and 9th grades. From the results, this study revealed that it is necessary to design and implement the career education program based on career developmental tasks and the factors related to career development in every grade.