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Career development and personal functioning differences\ud between work-bound and non-work bound students

By Peter Creed, Michelle Hood and Wendy A. Patton


We surveyed 506 Australian high school students on career development (exploration, planning, job-knowledge, decision-making, indecision), personal functioning (well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, school satisfaction) and control variables (parents’ education, school achievement), and tested differences among work-bound, college-bound and university-bound students. The work-bound students had the poorest career development and personal functioning, the university-bound students the highest, with the college-bound students falling in-between the other two groups. Work-bound students did poorest, even after controlling for parental education and school achievement. The results suggest a relationship between career development and personal functioning in high school students

Topics: 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Publisher: Academic Press/Elsevier
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.jvb.2009.06.004
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