Guiding your child on their career decision making
Dr. Carlo Magno
Your child’s career development
Decision making in school
Parent’s involvement in the child’s career
According to Super:
1. Growth (fantasy, interests,
2. Exploration (crystallizing,
specifying, and implementing)
3. Establishment (stabilising,
consolidating, frustration, and
4. Maintenance (holding,
updating, stagnation, and
5. Decline (decelerating,
retirement planning, and
What occupation will you dress up for the career day?
What is the ideal job in the future that I will write in
Grade 10:What track will I enter in senior high school?
Grade 12:Will I go to college?Work? Or start my
College:What work is suitable to my course?Will I
pursue further studies?
Understanding parents’ involvement theor
Answer the items:
Read each statement and rate how true are each
statement about you as a parent. Answer as
honestly as possible to each statement to get an
accurate interpretation of the results.Write the
corresponding number of your choice on the
blank before each statement.
4 Very true of me
3 True of me
2 Not true of me
1 Not very true of me
___ 1. I encourage my child to find their suitable career.
___ 2. I watch my child while acting the occupation they want to pursue.
___ 3. I help my child answer his/her questions about the future job they
want to pursue.
___ 4. I explain to my child the different occupations available.
___ 5. I check if my child have decided on their college course.
___ 6. I remind my child constantly to complete all their requirements
for college application.
___ 7. I ensure that my child will work in a conducive place.
___ 8. I set expectations on the specific career my child will pursue.
___ 9. I remind my child to make good grades to have a good job in the
___ 10. I provide the resources my child needs to be successful in their
Add your answers for items 1-2
Add your answers for items 3-6
Add your answers for items 7-10
Items 1-2 “Autonomy-support”
Items 3-6 “Direct Involvement”
Items 7-10 “Provision for structure”
Which style is your highest score? ________
Extent to which parents value and use
techniques that encourage in their children
independent problem solving, choice, and
participation in career decisions.
Parents provide encouragement
Parents just watch and monitor
Extent to which parents are interested in,
knowledgeable about, and takes an active
part in their children’s career.
Parents open the diary/assignment notebook
Parents sits with the child while doing the
Clear career-related goal
Motivation to pursue goals
Career goal effort
Career goal progress
Career self-efficacy (confidence in reading
Provision of information
Promoting career expectations
Plan: Help the child have a planful attitude
toward coping with career stages and tasks
Gain information: Allow the child gather
information about educational and vocational
Explore: Facilitate the exploration about the
world of work
Make decisions: Engage the child to make good
Be realistic: Guide the child to make realistic
judgments about their self and suitable
Determining what course they want for
What job the child want to have in the future
Letting the child describe what they want to
do in college and where they want to study
Helping the child clarify future goals
List of what the child needs to do now in
order to get to their goal.
Giving access to information about their ideal
job, ideal work setting, scenario
Telling the child which college course
matches job requirements
Informing the child on requirements in the
profession such as years of study, licensure
examination, some difficulties
Let the child read information about their
interests (internet time)
Bringing the child to sites where they see their ideal job
Suggesting movies, series, videos where the job is
Providing the child tasks or chores at home that is related
with the work
Classifying plants at home
Schedule of medicine intake
Fixing and cleaning the car
Cleaning the house, fixing the bedm food service (HRM)
Allowing the child to join field trips and extra curricular
Teaching the child weigh pros and cons
Letting the child see some consequences
Providing options in different:
Asking the child their decision and how they
arrived at that decision
Let the child make their own decision and if
they fail, be there and let them try again.
Conversing with your child their interest and
capabilities and how it matches with their
Reminding the child the difficulties they may
Discovering the child’s strengths and
Showing the child the consequences of their
K to 3 Close intervention
Grades 4 to 6 Mild intervention
Grade 7 to 10 Mild to no intervention
Grades 11 to 12 No intervention to inquiry
College No intervention to Inquiry