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

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Author: Jung, Jae Yup; McCormick, John

Abstract:

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 new empirically supported model that relates amotivation and vocational decision-related processes. The findings may be used by career advisors, psychologists, educators, and family members to advise and assist amotivated senior high school students to make occupational decisions.

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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; Sociological aspects

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

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

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Journal title: British journal of guidance and counselling

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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