ERIC Number: EJ735505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Career Decision-Making Skills of High School Students in The Bahamas
Rowland, Karen D.
Journal of Career Development, v31 n1 p1-13 Apr 2004
The purpose of the study was to examine the confidence level in career decision-making of Bahamian adolescents in the high schools in Nassau, Bahamas, investigating factors that influence one's level of confidence in career decision-making. The Career Decision Scale along with a demographic survey were administered to 385 11th and 12th graders to examine six factors which measured the effects and/or interaction effects of influences on confidence in career decision-making. Two MANOVAs and the appropriate follow-up statistics (Tukey's Honestly Significant Difference post hoc tests) were used to determine differences and interaction effects among the variables measuring the level of career decision-making skills. Based on the findings of the study the researcher concluded that for Bahamian adolescents, the type of school, the grade level, and a visit to the school guidance office were significant factors that influenced one's level of confidence in career decision-making.
Descriptors: Influences, Institutional Characteristics, School Guidance, Adolescents, Grade 12, Grade 11, High School Students, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Student Surveys, Career Choice, Decision Making, Self Confidence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11; Grade 12
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bahamas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Scale