ERIC Number: ED054498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Personality and Career Decision Making.
Malik, Har G. S.
The hypotheses tested that (1) anxiety and (2) extraversion (exvia) would be negatively related to career making ability. Variables defined as contributing to anxiety included ego weakness, excitability, low superego strength, threat sensitivity and high ergic tension. Extraversion was considered the "general tendency to social interaction" with people. Career decision making ability was considered directly proportional to the quality of strategy used by the individual while planning the future activities of a ficticious person in the fields of education, job, family, life and leisure. The Junior-Senior High School Personality Questionnaire and the Life Career Game (Boocock, 1968) were used to obtain measures of anxiety and exvia, and career decision making ability respectively. Except for one female subgroup, the hypothesis of negative relationship between anxiety and career decision making ability was not supported; in fact for 3 male subgroups, a significant positive relationship was found. The exvia scores and career decision making ability were not related for any of the subgroups. Possible reasons for non-support of the hypotheses are discussed. (KS)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Planning, Decision Making Skills, Game Theory, High School Students, Personality, Personality Measures, Problem Solving, Simulation
Harry S. Malik, Vocational Psychologist, Saskatchewan Training School, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
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