The engagement of the working youth in the workplace context: The mediating effects of agency and initiative
Date of Publication
Master of Science in Psychology Major in Human Development
College of Liberal Arts
Melissa L. Reyes
Defense Panel Member
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.
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Ocampo, A. (2014). The engagement of the working youth in the workplace context: The mediating effects of agency and initiative. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_masteral/4732