- 青年心理学研究 (ISSN:09153349)
- vol.32, no.2, pp.61-76, 2021-03-27 (Released:2021-04-01)
This study examined the effect of over-adaptation on career decision-making in adolescents and compared the differences between Japanese and Chinese adolescents. The participants were 308 university students in Japan (male=164; female=143; unknown=1) and 278 university students in China (male=140; female=138). The results showed that Japanese adolescents who had low-level external aspect (EA) and low-level internal aspect (IA) of over-adaptation received higher ratings in the questionnaire on career decision-making than others. This suggests that internal adaptation plays an important role in Japanese career decision-making. In contrast, Chinese adolescents who had high and average levels of EA and IA, had higher ratings in career decision-making than those with low-level EA. This implies that external adaptation influences career decision-making in Chinese.