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ERIC Number: ED286143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jun-6
Pages: 20
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Career Indecision.
Haag-Mutter, Priscilla
There are three basic types of career indecision: (1) developmental; (2) acute situational-reaction; and (3) chronic indecision. Developmental indecision is usually alleviated by maturity as well as by self-awareness activities and career information. Acute situational-reaction indecision is relieved by the removal of situational or environmental barriers. The chronically indecisive individual is different, needing special attention and treatment. This person is paralyzed and anxious, exhibiting psychological/behavioral dysfunction and needing long-term counseling to effect personality restructuring. Characteristics of chronically indecisive persons include procrastination, manipulation, helplessness, and external locus of control. Many college personnel have the opportunity to help students with decision making but are unsure of themselves in the counseling role. If simple definitive guidelines are given to faculty, staff, and administrators to help them identify chronically indecisive students, the students can be referred to sources of appropriate help and guided through this critical state. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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