Abstract In this study, we explored the unique and common contributions of anxiety, self-esteem, and family communication on indecisiveness among adolescents. Three hundred and fifty pupils from 13 to 16 years of age completed selfreport measures on indecisiveness, quality of family communication, trait anxiety, and self-esteem. The findings in this study showed that students’ indecisiveness is predicted by family communication mediated by anxiety and self-esteem. These results have important implications for practice as it stresses the importance of anxiety and self-esteem. Nevertheless, the counselors could also focus on enhancing relationship-building skills by introducing the adolescents’ career formation as an adolescent–parent joint project.

LO CASCIO, V., GUZZO, G., PACE, F., PACE, U. (2013). Anxiety and self-esteem as mediators of the relation between family communication and indecisiveness in adolescence. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, 13(13), 135-149 [10.1007/s10775-013-9243-1].

Anxiety and self-esteem as mediators of the relation between family communication and indecisiveness in adolescence

LO CASCIO, Valentina;PACE, Francesco;
2013-01-01

Abstract

Abstract In this study, we explored the unique and common contributions of anxiety, self-esteem, and family communication on indecisiveness among adolescents. Three hundred and fifty pupils from 13 to 16 years of age completed selfreport measures on indecisiveness, quality of family communication, trait anxiety, and self-esteem. The findings in this study showed that students’ indecisiveness is predicted by family communication mediated by anxiety and self-esteem. These results have important implications for practice as it stresses the importance of anxiety and self-esteem. Nevertheless, the counselors could also focus on enhancing relationship-building skills by introducing the adolescents’ career formation as an adolescent–parent joint project.
2013
Settore M-PSI/06 - Psicologia Del Lavoro E Delle Organizzazioni
LO CASCIO, V., GUZZO, G., PACE, F., PACE, U. (2013). Anxiety and self-esteem as mediators of the relation between family communication and indecisiveness in adolescence. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, 13(13), 135-149 [10.1007/s10775-013-9243-1].
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