Title: Indecisiveness and career indecision: a test of a theoretical model
Authors: Santos, Paulo Jorge 
Ferreira, Joaquim Armando 
Gonçalves, Carlos Manuel 
Keywords: Career indecision;Indecisiveness;Taxonomy of career problems;Career decision process;Discriminant analysis
Issue Date: Aug-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: SANTOS, Paulo Jorge; FERREIRA, Joaquim Armando; GONÇALVES, Carlos Manuel - Indecisiveness and career indecision: a test of a theoretical model. "Journal of Vocational Behavior". ISSN 0001-8791. Vol. 85 Nº. 1 (2014) p. 106–114
Abstract: Research on career indecision has emphasized the need to distinguish between normative indecision, which corresponds to a developmentally-appropriate state, and indecisiveness, a persistent problem in making decisions across multiple dimensions. This distinction is important in order to design appropriate interventions. These two types of indecision are related with two dimensions (decided–undecided and decisiveness–indecisiveness) that, if conceptualized as orthogonal, result in a diagnostic scheme with four groups (high or low in career decidedness and high or low in indecisiveness). The aim of this study was to test whether the four groups could be distinguished from each other with regard to cognitive and affective variables that have been used in career indecision research. A descriptive discriminant analysis was employed with a sample of secondary school students. The grouping variable effects of two significant functions are described and implications for career counseling and future research are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/27914
ISSN: 0001-8791
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2014.05.004
Rights: openAccess
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