Predicting two components of career maturity in school based adolescents

Creed, Peter A. & Patton, Wendy A. (2003) Predicting two components of career maturity in school based adolescents. Journal of Career Development, 29(4), pp. 277-290.

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Three hundred and sixty-seven secondary school students across five year levels (8–12) were assessed for levels of career maturity (attitude and knowledge), work commitment, work value, career decidedness (indecision and certainty), career decision-making self-efficacy and self-esteem, and indicated their age, gender, socioeconomic status, school achievement and work experience. Using two multiple regression analyses, the predictor variables were able to account for 52% of the variance of career maturity attitude, and account for 41% of the variance of career maturity knowledge. Self-efficacy, age, career decidedness (certainty) and work commitment were the main predictors of career maturity attitude. Age, gender, career decidedness (certainty), work commitment and career decidedness (indecision) were the main predictors of career maturity knowledge. Results demonstrated the importance of examining two aspects of career maturity (attitude and knowledge), and were discussed in the context of Super’s (1957, 1990) theory of career development.

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ID Code: 9111
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: career maturity, career decideness, career decision, making self, efficacy, work salience, work experience
DOI: 10.1177/089484530302900405
ISSN: 1556-0856
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 12:57

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