Relation of Environmental and Self-Career Exploration With Career Decision-Making Difficulties in Chinese Students

Hui Xu, Zhi Jin Hou, Terence Tracey

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Abstract

The relationship of environmental exploration (EE) and self-exploration (SE) with three dimensions of career decision-making difficulties was examined in a sample of Chinese college students (N = 911) using a structural equation modeling model comparison approach. Results indicated that neither self- nor environmental exploration predicted lack of readiness difficulties, but both were equally predictive of information-deficit problems. Finally, only SE was predictive of information inconsistency. The implications of this study are discussed and suggestions for future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-665
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2014

Keywords

  • career counseling
  • career decision-making difficulties
  • career exploration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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