ERIC Number: ED127549
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The Major Changers: Continuity or Discontinuity in the Career Decision Process: Colorado State University Student Development Report, Vol. XIII, No. 1, 1975-76.
Titley, Robert W.; And Others
The purpose of this report is to explore a student's change in major as it relates to the ongoing developmental process of occupational choice. College students changing their declared major were asked to specify what job or career they were "headed for" in both their old major and in their new major choice. Consistent with vocational development theory, a significant number were able to be more specific about their probable career choice within their previous major. But contrary to theory, the proportion of students able to be specific in job choices declined significantly across the college class years. This downward trend holds for the degree of specificity in probable job choice in both the previous and the newly selected major. The results are interpreted as a paradoxical example of both continuity and discontinuity in the development of career choice among college students. Implications for vocational theory and for career guidance during the college years are stated. (Author/MPJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Univ. Counseling Center.
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