Developmental issues in career maturity and career decision status

Patton, Wendy A. & Creed, Peter A. (2001) Developmental issues in career maturity and career decision status. The Career Development Quarterly, 49(4), pp. 336-351.


There is considerable diversity in the literature regarding age and gender differences on career maturity and career decision status. There is also a dearth of data on high school samples. The present study reports cross-sectional data from 1,971 Australian adolescents, ages 12.51-17.99 years, who completed the Career Decision Scale (S. H. Osipow, C. G. Carney, J. Winer, B. Yanico, & M. Koschier, 1976) and the Career Development Inventory (Australian; J. Lokan, 1984). Results illustrated a developmental progression in career maturity, although a less uniform pattern emerged with gender differences. Findings regarding career indecision also presented a complex picture and highlight the need to focus on other demographic and contextual factors.

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ID Code: 9657
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: career maturity, career decision status, developmental issues, adolescence, demographic factors, contextual factors, developmental progression
ISSN: 0889-4019
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 National Career Development Association
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:46

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