The concurrent validity of the self directed search in identifying chronic career indecision among vocational education students

  • Conneran J
  • Hartman B
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Abstract

Explored the potential relationships between J. L. Holland's secondary personality constructs (1985) and a measure of career indecision to determine the utility of employing Holland's Self Directed Search (SDS) and/or My Vocational Situation (MVS; Holland et al, 1980) to identify individuals who may be unable to establish a stable career direction. It was hypothesized that vocational high school students whose career indecision may be a chronic problem would tend to exhibit relatively lower levels of congruence, differentiation, consistency, coherence, and vocational identity, than students who were not chronically career undecided. Ss were 126 12th graders from a vocational high school. Ss were presented with the Career Decision Scale, the MVS, and the SDS. The hypothesis was supported. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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