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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Life-span and Life-course Studies