Life history antecedents of vocational indecision

Michelle Iaffaldano Graef, Deborah L. Wells, Alice M. Hyland, Paul M. Muchinsky

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Abstract

This study assessed the validity of using systematic life history information (scored biodata) to predict three vocational decision-making criteria in a sample of 200 college students: vocational decidedness and its two components, vocational identity and vocational maturity. Using multiple regression analysis, significant typologies were identified that were predictive of each of the vocational criteria. However, results indicated that the overall construct of vocational decidedness differs somewhat for males and females, in terms of both the interrelationships among the component parts and the specific life history factors that were identified as antecedents of each criterion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-297
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1985

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maturity
typology
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Regression Analysis
Students
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Life history
Biodata
Multiple regression analysis
Factors
Vocational identity
Maturity
College students
Decision making
Interrelationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Life history antecedents of vocational indecision. / Graef, Michelle Iaffaldano; Wells, Deborah L.; Hyland, Alice M.; Muchinsky, Paul M.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 27, No. 3, 12.1985, p. 276-297.

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Graef, Michelle Iaffaldano ; Wells, Deborah L. ; Hyland, Alice M. ; Muchinsky, Paul M. / Life history antecedents of vocational indecision. In: Journal of Vocational Behavior. 1985 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 276-297.
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