Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-7
Shinhong Min* and Soonyoung Yun
Division of Health Science, Baekseok University, Korea; [email protected]
Career within one’s life is an important development task that can determine the appearances and direction of one’s life. It is also one of the important tasks that need to be undertaken during one’s teenage years when one is going through a transitional period. As such, this study was conducted in an attempt to identify the variables of resilience that enables successful adjustment, overcoming of life’s challenges and crises, and spirituality that enables internalization of one’s values. By identifying these variables, the study seeks to understand the effect they have on career attitude maturity which, in turn, enables the teenager to realize her potential to the fullest. The findings of the study were as follows. The mean for teenagers’ spirituality, resilience and career attitude maturity measured on a five point scale were, respectively, 3.69±0.46, 3.59±0.43, and 3.87±0.52. There was a significant correlation between spirituality and resilience (r=0.679,p<.001), between spirituality and career attitude maturity(r=0.538, p<0.001), and between resilience and career attitude maturity (r=0.615, p<0.001). Factors that affected career attitude maturity were resilience and spirituality and in that order, with an explanatory power of 39%. In conclusion, spirituality and resilience can be seen as important variables required for teenagers to proactively and creatively develop one’s life when one is researching for future careers. Therefore, a mediating program that can help these teenagers to improve their spirituality and resilience needs to be developed.
Keywords: Career Attitude Maturity, High School Students, Resilience, Spirituality
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