The Reciprocal Longitudinal Relationship between Career Maturity and Goal Consciousness in Korean Adolescents

JuSung Jun, Sungsim Lee


The purpose of this study was to verify the reciprocal longitudinal relationship between career maturity and goal consciousness in Korean adolescents. To achieve this purpose, the longitudinal data of students who were sixth graders in 2012, ninth graders in 2015, and twelfth graders in 2018 were analyzed using an autoregressive cross-lagged model. The results of the analysis are as follows: First, previous career maturity and goal consciousness in adolescents have a continuing effect on subsequent career maturity and goal consciousness. Second, the career maturity significantly influenced the goal consciousness of later adolescents. Third, the goal consciousness significantly influenced subsequent career maturity. This study confirmed the mutual longitudinal effects of the autoregressive cross-lagged model among adolescent career maturity goal consciousness. The results of this study confirmed that career maturity and goal consciousness have a reciprocal longitudinal relationship. These results suggest that career education is needed from the early stage of adolescence.


Career maturity; Goal consciousness; Autoregressive Cross-lagged model; Korean adolescents; Seoul Education Longitudinal Study

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