The Factors Affecting Vocational Identity : Comparing Korean Immigrant Adolescents and Non-Immigrant Adolescents(Korean parents family)

한국 다문화 중도입국 청소년과 일반 청소년(한국인 부모가정)의 진로정체감 수준에 영향을 미치는 요인 비교

  • Received : 2014.07.31
  • Accepted : 2014.10.03
  • Published : 2015.02.28


Career development of Korean Immigrant Adolescents is important element for their Korea social adjustment and reduction of social exclusion. Especially, vocational identity is considered significantly for their career development. This study investigated the relationships and levels of discrimination, depression, self-esteem on vocational identity by comparing Korean immigrant adolescents and non-Immigrant adolescents(Korean parents family: non poor family or poor family). The major findings of this study can be summarized as follows. First, the depression level of immigrant adolescents is higher than non poor family adolescents and their self-esteem level is lower than non poor family adolescents by means analysis. second, The path analysis and multi group analysis showed that the degree of discrimination by perceived immigrant adolescents had direct influence on vocational identity and also mediated depression, self-esteem as indirect influence. But non poor family adolescents and poor family adolescents showed that their degree of discrimination had only indirect influence on vocational identity as mediation of depression, self-esteem. The result of analysis were used to discuss theoretical, practical implication for career development of Korea immigrant adolescents.


Korea immigrant adolescent;career development;vocatioanl identity;discrimination;depression;self-esteem


Supported by : 성균관대학교