This article explores the role of selected work-based constructs and social support in the prediction of school engagement in a sample of Italian high school students. A total of 137 high school students from Central Italy completed measures of social support (including teacher, peer, and parental support), career decision-making satisfaction, career planfulness, and school engagement, each of which had been translated to Italian from English. The results reveal that high levels of career decision-making satisfaction, career planfulness, and teacher support were statistically significant predictors of school engagement. The findings are discussed in relation to career development theory, educational and counseling practice, and prevention.
The role of social support and work-related factors on the school engagement of Italian high school students / S. Kozan; A. Di Fabio; D. L. Blustein; M. E. Kenny. - In: JOURNAL OF CAREER ASSESSMENT. - ISSN 1069-0727. - STAMPA. - 22:(2014), pp. 345-354.