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Family of origin influences on young adult career decision problems: A test of bowenian theory

Family of origin influences on young adult career decision problems: A test of bowenian theory Abstract This study tested the ability of Bowenian family systems theory to explain career decision problems in young adults. Bowenian theory asserts that anxiety is the mediator of dysfunctional family dynamics and career decision problems. A sample of 1,006 young adults completed self-report measures of fusion, triangulation, and intimidation, trait anxiety, and career decision problems. Path analysis was used to test a model wherein anxiety mediates the effects of dysfunctional family patterns on career-decision-making problems. Analyses supported the mediating role of anxiety for fusion and intimidation; triangulation was not related to career decision problems. Implications for family therapists are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Family Therapy Taylor & Francis

Family of origin influences on young adult career decision problems: A test of bowenian theory

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1521-0383
eISSN
0192-6187
DOI
10.1080/01926189808251085
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Abstract

Abstract This study tested the ability of Bowenian family systems theory to explain career decision problems in young adults. Bowenian theory asserts that anxiety is the mediator of dysfunctional family dynamics and career decision problems. A sample of 1,006 young adults completed self-report measures of fusion, triangulation, and intimidation, trait anxiety, and career decision problems. Path analysis was used to test a model wherein anxiety mediates the effects of dysfunctional family patterns on career-decision-making problems. Analyses supported the mediating role of anxiety for fusion and intimidation; triangulation was not related to career decision problems. Implications for family therapists are discussed.

Journal

American Journal of Family TherapyTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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