Anxiety and self-esteem as mediators of the relation between family communication and indecisiveness in adolescence

Valentina Lo Cascio, Francesco Pace, Ugo Pace, Giovanni Guzzo

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Abstract In this study, we explored the unique and common contributions of anxiety, self-esteem, and family communication on indecisiveness among adolescents. Three hundred and fifty pupils from 13 to 16 years of age completed selfreportmeasures on indecisiveness, quality of family communication, trait anxiety, and self-esteem. The findings in this study showed that students’ indecisiveness is predicted by family communication mediated by anxiety and self-esteem. These results have important implications for practice as it stresses the importance ofanxiety and self-esteem. Nevertheless, the counselors could also focus on enhancingrelationship-building skills by introducing the adolescents’ career formation as an adolescent–parent joint project.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)135-149
Numero di pagine15
RivistaInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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