Career indecision types for rural adolescents from disadvantaged and nondisadvantaged backgrounds

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Author: Jay W. Rojewski
Date: July 1994
From: Journal of Counseling Psychology(Vol. 41, Issue 3)
Publisher: American Psychological Association, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 127 words

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A cluster-analytic technique classified a group of 189 adolescents from rural areas according to career indecision type as measured by the Career Decision Scale (S. H. Osipow, C. G. Carney, J. Winer, B. Yanico, & M. Koschier, 1976). The resulting 3-cluster solution described types of career indecision experienced by adolescents in the early exploration stage. These clusters span a continuum that includes tentatively decided-crystallizing preferences, transitional indecision, and chronic indecision-impaired development. These types reflect the types and intensity of vocational tasks and situations typically encountered by individuals in early adolescence. Three demographic factors (gender, race, economic status) had no significant main or interaction effects on representation across these 3 indecision types. Results were interpreted on the basis of past studies on indecision types and career development theory.

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