Title

Chinese undergraduate students' work values : the role of parental work experience and part-time work quality

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Career Development

Publication Date

6-1-2012

Volume

39

Issue

3

First Page

231

Last Page

247

Keywords

part-time work experience, parental influence, work values

Abstract

In this study, the authors investigated the association of perceived parental job insecurity and students' part-time work quality on work values among 341 Hong Kong Chinese undergraduate students. Correlation and regression results showed that work values were strongly related to students' part-time work satisfaction and work quality. In particular, regression analyses showed that high job satisfaction and low role conflict in the part-time job were significantly related to high motivation to do good work but low work cynicism, even after demographic information was considered. Layoff of the mother was also found to relate to work cynicism. The importance of student career counseling and organizational practice was discussed.

DOI

10.1177/0894845310385455

Print ISSN

08948453

E-ISSN

15733548

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Recommended Citation

Cheung, Y. L. F., & Tang, C. S. K. (2012). Chinese undergraduate students' work values: The role of parental work experience and part-time work quality. Journal of Career Development, 39(3), 231-247. doi: 10.1177/0894845310385455