The relationship between social support and career adaptability: the chain mediating role of perceived career barriers and career maturity

Tiantian Li, Hsiu Lan Shelley Tien*, Jiyou Gu, Juanjuan Wang

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Abstract

This study explored the chain mediating role of perceived career barriers and career maturity in the relationship between social support and career adaptability of vocational college students. Eight hundred and sixty-two vocational college students were recruited to complete the Social Support Rating Scale, Perceived Career Barriers Inventory, Career Maturity Scale, and Career Adaptability Scale. Results indicated that: (1) social support could make significant positive effects on vocational college students' career adaptability; (2) career maturity could play a mediating effect on the relationship between social support and vocational college students' career adaptability; and (3) perceived career barriers and career maturity played a chain mediating effect between social support and vocational college students' career adaptability. It was concluded that social support can not only directly impact the career adaptability, but also make an indirect impact on the career adaptability of vocational college students through perceived career barriers and career maturity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-336
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Jul

Keywords

  • Career maturity
  • Perceived career barriers
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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