ERIC Number: ED223916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Degree and Direction of Multiple Career Factors: Sex Differences and Construct Validity.
Shaffer, Michal; And Others
Personality, environment, and the interaction between them have been suggested as the major factors accounting for career development. Students (N=283) were asked to respond to 28 items on a recently revised self-report instrument, the Career Factor Checklist (CFC), in order to establish the construct validity of the revised CFC and to investigate sex and grade differences in the degree and direction of effect of the six CGC factors: (1) familial; (2) societal; (3) situational; (4) socioeconomic; (5) individual; and (6) psychosocial/emotional. Results showed significant sex differences for the factors, but did not show significant grade level differences for the factors. The findings suggest that counselors should help clients become more aware of the external factors in their career development and that special attention should be given to male clients, whose awareness and willingness to accept the complex effect of the factors affecting their career development seem somewhat limited. The findings also suggest that the revised CFC can function not only as a stimulus for discussing the various factors affecting career decision-making, but as a potential source of information about negative or positive effects of the factors. (PAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Factor Checklist
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982).