Amotivation and the occupational decision: an investigation of Australian senior high school students

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Author: Jung, Jae Yup; McCormick, John


This exploratory study investigated the occupational decision-related processes of senior high school students, in terms of the extent to which they may be amotivated in choosing a future occupation. Data were gathered using a newly developed questionnaire, which was largely adapted from a number of psychometrically proven instruments, and administered to 492 Grade 11 students attending a stratified random sample of six independent high schools in Sydney, Australia. Structural equation modelling was used to analyse the data. The major findings of the study include the development of a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Students; Career development; Culture and society

Keywords: Decision making; Career choice; Career planning; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2010

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Journal volume: 38

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2010

Pages: pp. 441-458

ISSN: 0306-9885 (print), 1469-3534 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 110.1366

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