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ERIC Number: EJ954085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Validation of a Four-Factor Model of Career Indecision
Brown, Steven D.; Hacker, Jason; Abrams, Matthew; Carr, Andrea; Rector, Christopher; Lamp, Kristen; Telander, Kyle; Siena, Anne
Journal of Career Assessment, v20 n1 p3-21 Feb 2012
Two studies were designed to explore whether a meta-analytically derived four-factor model of career indecision (Brown & Rector, 2008) could be replicated at the primary and secondary data levels. In the first study, an initial pool of 167 items was written based on 35 different instruments whose scores had loaded saliently on at least one factor in the Brown and Rector meta-analysis. These items were then administered to a sample of undergraduate college students and the resultant inter-item correlation matrix was subjected to principal axis factoring with oblique rotations. A four-factor solution was uncovered that resembled the four-factor meta-analytically derived solution but with a few theoretically and practically interesting exceptions. A second study used two existing correlation matrices derived from Gati and colleagues' cognitive and personality/emotional models of career indecision. Exploratory factor analyses of these matrices revealed that the current four-factor model could, in part, be uncovered from these matrices as well. The theoretical and counseling implications of the results are discussed and future research directions are articulated. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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