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ERIC Number: EJ797606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1038-4162
Career Maturity of Australian and South African High School Students: Developmental and Contextual Explanations
Patton, Wendy; Watson, Mark B.; Creed, Peter A.
Australian Journal of Career Development, v13 n1 p33-41 Aut 2004
The present study investigates the career maturity of 1090 high school students in Years 8 to 12 in Australia (n = 656) and South Africa (n = 434). Scores on the Australian version of the "Career Development Inventory" were analysed. While a developmental explanation for career maturity was supported, gender differences between countries and differences at school transition points were found. The relevance of school career education programs to prepare students for career decisions is discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; South Africa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Development Inventory