The Adaptability of Career Decision-Making Profiles: Associations With Self-Efficacy, Emotional Difficulties, and Decision Status

Reuma Gadassi, Itamar Gati, Halleli Wagman-Rolnick

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Abstract

The present study investigated a new model for characterizing the way individuals make career decisions (career decision-making profiles [CDMP]). Using data from 285 students in a preacademic program, the present study assessed the association of the CDMP's dimensions with the Emotional and Personality-related Career decision-making Difficulties questionnaire, the Career Decision-making Self-Efficacy scale, and the individuals' decision status. The results suggest that comprehensive Information Gathering, analytic Information Processing, a more internal Locus of Control, much Effort Invested, less Procrastination, greater Speed of Making the Final Decision, less Dependence on Others, and less Desire to Please others were more adaptive in making career decisions. Contrary to our hypotheses, high Aspiration for an ideal occupation, and low Willingness to compromise were more adaptive for the decision-making process; no level of Consulting with others was particularly adaptive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-507
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Career Development
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This research was supported in part by a grant from the Israel Science Foundation (Grant 512/09) and by the Samuel and Esther Melton Chair of the second author.

Keywords

  • career decision making
  • career decision-making profiles
  • career decision-making styles
  • career indecision
  • career indecisiveness

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