Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
The question on the parents’ recommendation of parental occupation for their child is worded as follows:
“Would you recommend to your child to work in your occupation?” and “Would you recommend to your child to work in the occupation of [non-responding parent]?”
Answers to these questions can be given on a sliding scale labelled “Completely recommend” on one end and “Not at all recommend” on the other end.
After given their answer, respondents are prompted to detail “Why would you recommend your occupation to your child or advise against your occupation?” and “Why would you recommend or advise against the occupation of [non-responding parent] to your child?”
Answers to these questions can be given as free text.
The question on adolescents’ beliefs about the likelihood of parental recommendation for parent occupations is worded as follows:
“What do you think, how likely is it that your [responding parent] would recommend for you to work in the following occupations:
- Occupation of your mother
- Occupation of your father”
Answers to these questions can be given on a sliding scale labelled “Very unlikely” on one end and “Very likely” on the other end.
The question on the mode education level in adolescents’ aspired occupation is worded as follows:
“What education do people who work in [aspired occupation] usually have? Here we are referring to the education that most people who work in this occupation have.”
Answers to this question are single choice of “no vocational qualification”, “a vocational education degree”, “an advanced vocational education degree”, “a university of applied science degree”, and “a university degree”.
The question on adolescents’ expected job characteristics in their aspired occupation is worded as follows:
“How important would the following characteristics be for you when choosing your future occupation?”
“The occupation offers me…
- High income
- Flexible work schedule
- Rarely working overtime
- Pleasant work environment
- High job security, i.e a low risk of termination
- Interesting tasks”
Answers can be given on a 4-point scale labelled “not at all important”, “rather not important”, “rather important” and “very important”.