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Are career mature students more committed to the career choice process?

M. B. Watson, G. B. Stead
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 23, No 3 | a634 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v23i3.634 | © 1997 M. B. Watson, G. B. Stead | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 June 1997 | Published: 24 June 1997

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M. B. Watson, Vista University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
G. B. Stead, Vista University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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The present study examines the relationship between commitment to the career choice process and the career maturity of 123 White first year psychology students. The results indicate a statistically highly significant relationship (�? < 0,01) between career maturity and the Vocational Exploration and Commitment subscale of Blustein et al.'s (1989) Commitment to Career Choices Scale and a statistically significant relationship (�? < 0,05) between career maturity and the Tendency to Foreclose subscale. Gender is not significantly related to the findings. <p> Opsomming <br>Die huidige studie ondersoek die verhouding tussen die toegewydheid aan die proses van loopbaankeuse en die loopbaanvolwassenheid van 123 Blanke eerstejaar sielkunde-studente. Die resultate dui op 'n hoogs beduidende statistiese verhouding (�? < 0,01) tussen loopbaanvolwassenheid en die "Vocational Exploration and Commitment" sub-skaal van Blustein et al.'s (1989) se "Commitment to Career Choices Scale". Verder dui die resultate ook op 'n statisties beduidende verhouding (�? < 0,05) tussen loopbaanvolwassenheid en die sub-skaal genaamd "Tendency to Foreclose". Geslag is nie beduidend in verband tot enige van die bevindings gestel nie.


Career mature students; Career choice process


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