The Relationship Between Career Maturity and Work Commitment in a Sample of Australian High School Students

Patton, Wendy A. & Creed, Peter (2002) The Relationship Between Career Maturity and Work Commitment in a Sample of Australian High School Students. Journal of Career Development, 29(2), pp. 69-85.

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The present study reports on a study conducted with 377 Australian students enrolled in grades 9 through 12. The Australian version of the Career Development Inventory (CDI-A; Lokan, 1984) and a work commitment measure modified for the Australian context (Rowley & Feather, 1987) were administered. Analyses were conducted with the four subscales of the CDI-A as the dependent measures, and two levels of work commitment (high/low), four levels of age (14-17) and gender (male/female) as the independent variables. Work commitment was moderately correlated with all the subscales of the CDI-A. Gender differences were evident on work commitment and career maturity. A striking finding was the strong relationship between work commitment and the knowledge component of career maturity for females. Findings are discussed in the context of changing educational and labour market opportunities and the role of education programs in career maturity development.

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ID Code: 9773
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: career maturity, work commitment, high school students
DOI: 10.1023/A:1019981502852
ISSN: 1556-0856
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:47

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