A Typology of Career Decision Status: Validity Extension of the Vocational Decision Status Model

Connie R. Wanberg, Paul M. Muchinsky

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Abstract

Three hundred ninety college students completed a battery of scales assessing 10 dimensions of vocational indecision and 9 personality constructs. Cluster-analytic procedures were applied to a subset of the scaled constructs, whereas other measures served as external descriptors. A 4-cluster solution was obtained, with the clusters being differentiated on the basis of vocational decidedness and personal concern over the stage of career decision making. The resulting cluster solution was successfully replicated internally. Effect sizes in excess of .30 were obtained for 8 variables in the cluster analyses and 2 external descriptors. The results are described in terms of their correspondence to the vocational decision status model proposed by Jones and Chenery (1980).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of counseling psychology
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1992

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