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ERIC Number: ED535062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 112
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-8209-0
Goal Instability in Relation to Career Thoughts, Career Decision State, and Performance in a Career Development Course
Bertoch, Sara C.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University
The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships among goal instability, career thoughts, career decision state, and performance in a career development course. Participants enrolled in an undergraduate career course at a large southeastern university completed measures of goal instability, career thoughts, career decision state, and performance in course activities. Bivariate correlations and multiple regression analyses were conducted. Results demonstrated that goal instability was significantly related to career thoughts, career satisfaction and tension, and performance in the course. The strongest relationship was demonstrated between goal instability and career thoughts, indicating that more goal instability is related to more negative career thoughts. Goal instability was not significantly related to career decidedness. Implications for practice and research based on the results of this study are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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