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ERIC Number: EJ1043458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359 6748
Vocational Career Decision-Making of Finnish Upper Secondary School Students
Meriläinen, Matti; Puhakka, Helena; Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v19 n4 p341-356 2014
The aim of this research was to clarify the characteristics of Finnish upper secondary school students as vocational decision-makers. The focus was especially on what skills and competences were related to decision-making at different phases of the decision-making process. Altogether, 216 upper secondary school students filled in the e-questionnaire. The clustering of generic competences and dimensions of the career decision-making profiles revealed three different kinds of decision-makers: followers, cautious decision-makers, and goal-oriented decision-makers. Even though the division into clusters in relation to decision-making was mixed, characteristics of these decision-maker groups will help understanding of personal features that promote or delay adolescent vocational decision-making.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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