Based on Life Design approach, the study aimed at examining the relationship between some constructs relevant for adolescents to handle the current labor market and their role in affecting career decidedness: career adaptability, positive attitude toward the future, and future orientation. Specifically, the fully mediational role of positive attitude toward the future and future orientation on the relationship between career adaptability and career decidedness was tested. We involved 774 adolescents, of which 408 boys and 366 girls. Results showed that career adaptability predicted indirectly, through positive attitude toward the future and future orientation, career decidedness. As regards practical implication, the results carried out emphasize the importance to support career adaptability, hope, optimism, and future orientation in adolescence.
Maria Cristina, G., Pallini, S., Vecchio, G.M., Laura, N., & Salvatore, S. (2016). Future orientation and attitudes mediate career adaptability and decidedness. JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 95-96, 102-110 [10.1016/j.jvb.2016.08.003].