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Creed, Peter A.; Patton, Wendy; Bartrum, Dee – Journal of Career Development, 2004
One hundred and thirty final year high school students were administered scales tapping optimism/pessimism, self-esteem, external career barriers, career decision-making self-efficacy, career focus and career indecision. It was hypothesised, first, that cognitive style optimism/pessimism) would predict both internal (self-esteem) and external…
Descriptors: Females, Cognitive Style, Males, Career Development
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Rowland, Karen D. – Journal of Career Development, 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…
Descriptors: Influences, Institutional Characteristics, School Guidance, Adolescents