Adherence to RIASEC Structure as a Key Career Decision Construct

Terence Tracey

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Abstract

The present study examined the relation between individual cognitive structure and several key career decision variables. Specifically, in a sample of college students enrolled in a career development class, the usage of the RIASEC (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional) circumplex (adherence) was examined as it varied across individuals and with career certainty, career decision-making self-efficacy, and interest-occupation congruence. Individual adherence to the RIASEC circumplex as a cognitive structure was related to better career decision outcomes. Changes in adherence as a function of taking a career class were found to be associated with changes in career certainty, career decision-making self-efficacy, and interest-occupation congruence. The results support the importance of thinking about careers in a manner similar to the RIASEC circumplex and the potential value of direct instruction of this model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-157
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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Keywords

  • career decision making
  • idiothetic assessment
  • interest structure
  • RIASEC circumplex

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Adherence to RIASEC Structure as a Key Career Decision Construct. / Tracey, Terence.

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