Career maturity of Australian and South African high school students: developmental and contextual explanations
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The present study investigates the career maturity of 1090 high school students in Years 8 to 12 in Australia (n = 656) and South Africa (n = 434). Scores on the Australian version of the "Career Development Inventory" were analysed. While a developmental explanation for career maturity was supported, gender differences between countries and differences at school transition points were found. The relevance of school career education programs to prepare students for career decisions is discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Australian Journal of Career Development
© 2004 Australian Council for Educational Research. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in Australian Journal of Career Development. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in Australian Journal of Career Development in Vol 13, Issue 1, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.