Title

The engagement of the working youth in the workplace context: The mediating effects of agency and initiative

Date of Publication

2014

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Human Development

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Melissa L. Reyes

Defense Panel Member

Ron Resurreccion
Roseann Tan-Mansukhani
Hector Perez

Abstract/Summary

The working youth increasingly spend time in the workplace than in any other contexts of development as they mature. In a sample of 147 low-income Filipino working youth, this study examined the influence of workplace enabling factors (i.e., roles and tasks, workplace-endorsed values, resilience-building skills) on youth engagement in the workplace (i.e., perceptions of roles and tasks and metacognitive strategies for roles and tasks) through internal assets (i.e., sense of agency and initiative). Problem 1 investigated the mediating effects of sense of agency and initiative on the relationship between workplace enabling factors and youth engagement in the workplace. Multiple mediation analysis established the mediating role of initiative on the link between workplace enabling factors with the exception of roles and tasks and youth engagement in the workplace. Sense of agency, meanwhile, did not account for any significant mediating effects. Problem 2 evaluated the multivariate relationship between workplace enabling factors and youth engagement in the workplace. Canonical correlation analysis indicated that the most relevant variable within the workplace enabling factors set was workplace-endorsed values and within the youth engagement set, both perceptions of roles and tasks and metacognitive strategies for roles and tasks were relevant. The implications of the present findings were discussed in light of the positive youth development framework.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG005799

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS