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ERIC Number: EJ1156466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1099-0399
Examining Person--Environment Fit and Academic Major Satisfaction
Milsom, Amy; Coughlin, Julie
Journal of College Counseling, v20 n3 p250-262 Oct 2017
Decisions regarding college majors have the potential to affect a person's overall academic performance and long-term career success. With Holland's (1997) trait-and-factor theory serving as a foundation, the authors examined relationships between person-environment fit, college major satisfaction, and grade point average of undergraduate students (N = 99). Results revealed that student-major congruence and academic major satisfaction were both significant predictors of grade point average.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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