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The Development and Validation of Coping With Career Indecision

Larson, Lisa M ; Toulouse, Alan L ; Ngumba, Wanjiru E ; Fitzpatrick, Laurie A ; Heppner, P. Paul

Journal of Career Assessment, March 1994, Vol.2(2), pp.91-110 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The Development and Validation of Coping With Career Indecision
  • Author/Creator: Larson, Lisa M ; Toulouse, Alan L ; Ngumba, Wanjiru E ; Fitzpatrick, Laurie A ; Heppner, P. Paul
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Business ; Psychology
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Career Assessment, March 1994, Vol.2(2), pp.91-110
  • Description: This paper reports on four studies which provide the initial reliability and validity estimates regarding Coping With Career Indecision (CCI; Larson, 1992), a career indecision instrument that focuses on people's coping appraisals during career indecision. The factor analysis indicated at least four content areas: subjective career distress and obstacles, active problem-solving, academic self-efficacy, and career myths. Estimates of reliability indicate these constructs are internally consistent and reliable over a 2-week period. Moreover, students who endorse difficulty on the CCI also report: weaker vocational identities, less career certainty, more career indecision, and more ineffective problem-solving appraisal. The CCI also correlates minimally with academic achievement, aptitude, or personality types. Finally, the CCI factor scores accurately identified 85% of students into a very decided and a very undecided group.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1069-0727 ; E-ISSN: 1552-4590 ; DOI: 10.1177/106907279400200201