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ERIC Number: EJ834492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Relation of Neuroticism and Negative Career Thoughts and Feelings to Lack of Information
Kelly, Kevin R.; Shin, Yun-Jeong
Journal of Career Assessment, v17 n2 p201-213 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore correlates of chronic career indecision with multivariate modeling. We examined the effects of neuroticism and negative career thoughts and feelings on lack of information, which is one of the core elements of chronic career indecision. The sample included 310 first-semester students who had entered university study without a declared academic major. The results yielded support for the hypothesized multivariate model. Negative career thoughts and feelings explained a large amount of the variance in lack of information. The influence of neuroticism on lack of information was indirect and fully mediated by negative career thoughts and feelings. These results have significant implications for counseling for chronic career indecision. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A