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ERIC Number: EJ840206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
Career Indecision Levels of Students Enrolled in a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Esters, Levon T.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v48 n4 p130-146 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of career indecision of students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. A primary goal of this research was to explore the construct of career indecision using the three factor structure identified by Kelly and Lee (2002). The factors of interest in this study included: Identity Diffusion, Positive Choice Conflict, and Tentative Decision. A MANOVA indicated significant main effects for grade level for Tentative Decision. A significant interaction was also observed between gender and grade level for Positive Choice Conflict. Overall, students in this study indicated moderate levels of career indecision across the three factors. Given the levels of career indecision observed in this study, a need may exist to emphasize the integration of various career development activities across courses offered in the college. Implications for future research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Scale