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ERIC Number: EJ971358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Career Decision Statuses among Portuguese Secondary School Students: A Cluster Analytical Approach
Santos, Paulo Jorge; Ferreira, Joaquim Armando
Journal of Career Assessment, v20 n2 p166-181 May 2012
Career indecision is a complex phenomenon and an increasing number of authors have proposed that undecided individuals do not form a group with homogeneous characteristics. This study examines career decision statuses among a sample of 362 12th-grade Portuguese students. A cluster-analytical procedure, based on a battery of instruments designed to assess career and personality dimensions, was employed to understand the heterogeneous groupings that underlie the concept of career indecision. Three groups of career decision statuses were identified and their characteristics described. Finally, implications for career counseling interventions are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale; Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale; State Trait Anxiety Inventory