ERIC Number: ED181355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Factors, Correlates, Emotional Barriers Affecting Career Decisions of College Students.
O'Neil, James M.; And Others
The correlates of career choice and the problem areas affecting career decisions are important to counseling psychologists. They are important to understanding the complexities of vocational behavior, facilitating differential treatment in counseling, and developing preventive career programs for men, women, and special groups. The effects of the correlates and problem areas affecting career decision making--and specifically testing of the validity of a model hypothesizing six factors affecting the career decision-making process--were investigated. A cross-sectional sample of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students (N=1436) responded to the Career Factor Checklist (CFC) and reported the degree to which the 6 general factors and 22 sub-factors affected their career decision making. Data analysis indicated that the CFC measured career choice factors identified by the model. A significant grade main effect and significant sex-by-grade interactions were found for four of the six factors assessed. Positive support was found for the model and the hypothesized factors affecting the career decision-making process. Implications are discussed for individual counseling and for preventive programming around career correlated in decision making. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas Univ., Lawrence.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)