Bridging the Cultural Divide in Securing a Decent Work: A Comprehensive Multi-group Study of the Psychology of Working Theory (76926)

Session Information: Psychology and Education
Session Chair: Boby Ho-Hong Ching

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 09:15
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This empirical study aims to investigate the cross-cultural validity of the Psychology of Working Theory (PWT; Duffy, Blustein, Diemer, & Autin, 2016) among American university students and Chinese university students, as well as Chinese international students in American universities. Within the PWT model, marginalization and economic constraints are proposed as contextual factors that limit individuals' access to secure decent work. Work volition and career adaptability are hypothesized to mediate the impact of contextual factors on individuals’ ability to secure decent work. The theory-driven model with four main predictors of perception of future decent work for university students is examined in three groups of participants. During the presentation, the results will be disseminated in each group as well as discussed across groups. This study aims to fill the gap in examining PWT’s applicability across multiple groups and extend its application to the international student population. The study will provide insights into the cultural nuances of influential factors for university students’ career development, contributing to culturally sensitive career counseling practices and inclusive psychological interventions. The interdisciplinary lens, including Psychology, Economics and Education also manifests very well in the study.

Yiheng Zhou, Purdue University, United States
Amanda Case, Purdue University, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Megan, Yiheng Zhou is a University Doctoral Student at Purdue University in United States

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