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ERIC Number: EJ775277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Predicting Career Indecision: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective
Guay, Frederic; Senecal, Caroline; Gauthier, Lysanne; Fernet, Claude
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v50 n2 p165-177 Apr 2003
The purpose of this study was to propose and test a model of career indecision based on self-determination theory (E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan, 1985). This model posits that peer and parental styles predicted career indecision through perceived self-efficacy and autonomy. Participants were 834 college students (236 men, 581 women, 17 without gender identification). Results from structural equation modeling provided support for the proposed model and showed that the model was invariant across gender. Discussion centers on the theoretical and practical implications of the results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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