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ERIC Number: EJ1091412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Career Decision-Making Difficulties and Help-Seeking among Israeli Young Adults
Vertsberger, Dana; Gati, Itamar
Journal of Career Development, v43 n2 p145-159 Apr 2016
The present research focused on the various types of support young adults consider using when making career decisions and located factors that affect their intentions to seek help. Career decision-making difficulties (assessed by the Career Decision-making Difficulties Questionnaire), self-reported intentions to seek help, and career decision status were elicited from 300 young adults deliberating about their future career. The results show that participants' intentions to seek help were positively correlated with their career decision-making difficulties and with their career decision status. The results also show discrepancies between the perceived effectiveness of the various types of support (e.g., family and friends, career counselors, and Internet) and the participants' intentions to use them. Young adults are more inclined to seek help from types of support that are easily accessible to them (e.g., family and friends, and the Internet), and less from those that have been proven to be beneficial (e.g., career counselors, online questionnaires).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Difficulties Questionnaire
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