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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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PRIMI, Ricardo. Development of a questionnaire of career decision-making difficulties. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2000, vol.13, n.3, pp. 451-463. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722000000300013.

The development of a questionnaire of career decision-making difficulties based on a model of decision making process is presented. A sample of 227 Brazilian students, 52.8% from public and 47.2% from private schools, 69% with age ranging from 14 to 17 years old, attending the eighth to eleventh grades, answered the questionnaire. Factor analysis indicated 17 factors hierarchically organized in four broader secondary factors: a) indecisiveness and lack of information (Alpha .89); b) search for prestige and financial support (Alpha .79); c) immaturity (Alpha .70); and d) external conflicts with significant persons (Alpha .71). An ANOVA showed that the public school students tend to give higher importance to economical aspects and the eighth graders tend to be more immature than tenth and eleventh graders.

Keywords : Career indecision; occupational-choice; occupational-aspirations; psychological assessment.

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