ERIC Number: EJ727043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Dysfunctional Thinking and Difficulties in Career Decision Making
Kleiman, Tali; Gati, Itamar; Peterson, Gary; Sampson, James; Reardon, Robert; Lenz, Janet
Journal of Career Assessment, v12 n3 p312-331 2004
The present study examined the relationships between two measures of career readiness and difficulties--the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI) and the Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ)--as well as the relations between these measures and the individual's degree of decidedness regarding his or her career plans. A total of 192 university students enrolled in a career-planning class filled out both questionnaires. As hypothesized, the two measures overlapped significantly. There was a highly significant correlation (corrected for attenuation) between the total scores of the questionnaires (r= .82), but the correlations between the questionnaires' subscales varied between ?.03 and .83. Both the CTI and the CDDQ distinguish among individuals at different stages of the career decision-making process. As hypothesized, participants with a higher degree of decidedness reported lower levels of difficulties. Implications of the unique features of each of the measures for career-related interventions and further research are discussed.
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Career Choice, Thinking Skills, Decision Making, College Students, Correlation, Career Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Thoughts Inventory