ERIC Number: ED217312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Factors Affecting Career Decision-Making: Further Validation of the O'Neil Career-Sex Role Model and the Career Factor Checklist.
Meinecke, Christine; O'Neil, James M.
Many correlates of vocational choice have been suggested by career development theorists. A career decision-making model developed by O'Neil, Meeker, and Borgers suggests six factors (individual, societal, familial, socioeconomic, situational, psychosocial-emotional) that affect both sex role socialization and career decision-making. The validity of this model and of the 28-item Career Factor Checklist (CFC) derived from this model were investigated, and sex and year in college differences in the effects of the six CFC factors were explored. The CFC was administered to 409 college students and data were analyzed using factor analysis and analysis of variance procedures. The factor analysis did not yield the six factors as expected. For females, nine factors emerged; eight factors emerged for males, along with eight factors for the total sample. No sex or year in college differences were found on five of the six CFC factors scores or total scores. Only individual factors showed a significant main effect for sex, i.e., females indicated that their career decision-making was affected significantly more by individual factors than did males. The findings provide experimentally validated support for the O'Neil et al. model and the CFC. (Author/NRB)
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