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The Mediating Effect of Social Support Between Family Socioeconomic Status and Career Maturity

This study utilizes a sample of 1231 college students in Beijing and employs the Family Socioeconomic Status Questionnaire, Social Support Scale, and Career Maturity Scale to investigate the mediating effect of social support on the relationship between family socioeconomic status and career maturity. The survey results found that the career maturity of male college students (3.311±0.444) was significantly higher than that of females' (3.267±0.427) (P<0.01), and the career maturity of urban students (3.291±0.422) was higher than that of rural students' (3.274±0.446) (P<0.01). As students' grades increase, their level of career maturity increases as well. The correlation analysis showed that family socioeconomic status, social support and career maturity were positively correlated with each other (r=0.114, 0.127, 0.270, P<0.01). Mediating effect test showed that social support played a partial mediating role between family socioeconomic status and career maturity, with a mediating effect value of 0.041. This mediating effect accounts for 31.4% of the total effect.. The study found that in the social support dimension, school support had a significantly higher impact on college students' career maturity compared to family support. The mediating effect values for school support and family support were 0.035 and 0.043, respectively. However, the support from friends and classmates did not show a significant mediating effect. These findings indicate that social support partially mediates the relationship between family socioeconomic status and college students' career maturity, with school support playing the most significant mediating role.

Family Socioeconomic Status, Career Maturity, Social Support

APA Style

Tangyan, W. (2023). The Mediating Effect of Social Support Between Family Socioeconomic Status and Career Maturity. International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research, 9(2), 66-70. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijvetr.20230902.16

ACS Style

Tangyan, W. The Mediating Effect of Social Support Between Family Socioeconomic Status and Career Maturity. Int. J. Vocat. Educ. Train. Res. 2023, 9(2), 66-70. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20230902.16

AMA Style

Tangyan W. The Mediating Effect of Social Support Between Family Socioeconomic Status and Career Maturity. Int J Vocat Educ Train Res. 2023;9(2):66-70. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20230902.16

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