Parent career modeling: keeping middle school students on the track to successful careers Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Meli, Jane E.
    • Affiliation: School of Education
  • This study reports the results of regression analyses that examined the contribution of parent career modeling to the outcomes of student engagement, school valuing, and future time perspective. The study was conducted with 6th grade students, who were surveyed at both the beginning of the school-year and at the end of the school-year using self-report scale items for the independent and dependent constructs. Baseline levels and demographic variables, such as gender, socioeconomic status, family structure, and race were controlled for in the regression analysis to determine the unique contribution by parent career modeling. It was found that parent career modeling contributes significantly to all three of the dependent variables. This study provides evidence for using parent career modeling in interventions aimed at increasing student engagement, student valuing of school, and future time perspective.
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  • Orthner, Dennis K.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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