ERIC Number: ED192033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-26
Reference Count: 0
Factors, Correlates, Problem Areas Affecting Career Decision Making of a Cross-Sectional Sample of Students.
O'Neil, James M.; And Others
A study was conducted to investigate the effects of the correlates and problem areas affecting career decision making and specifically to test the validity of the O'Neil, Meeker & Borgers' (1978) model. A cross-sectional sample of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students (N=1,436) responded to the Career Factor Checklist (CFC) and reported the degree to which the six general factors and twenty-two sub-factors identified by the O'Neil et al. model have affected their career decision making. Data were analyzed using factor analysis and analysis of variance procedures. The results of the factor analysis indicated that the CFC measured the career choice factors identified by the O'Neil et al. model. A significant grade main effect and significant sex by grade interactions were found for four of the six factors assessed. Results of the data analysis indicated positive support for the O'Neil et al. model and the hypothesized factors affecting the career-decision-making process. Implications were drawn for individual counseling and for preventive programming around career correlates in decision making. Future research was recommended for greater understanding of the correlates of career choice and problem areas affecting career decisions. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Factor Checklist; O Neil Meeker Borgers Model Career Decision Making
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979).