Career maturity, career decision-making self-efficacy and career indecision: A review of the accrued evidence
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This paper reviews the recent literature on the three related career developmental constructs of career maturity, career decision-making self-efficacy and career indecision. Articles included are those published since 1990, and were generated by searching the relevant psychology and education databases. Criticisms of the usefulness and validity of the constructs are highlighted. In particular, there have been calls for the career maturity and career indecision constructs to be revised and widened. The strengths and weaknesses of the research methodology used in the three areas are also examined, and recommendations for future research are made. In all areas there is a clear need for longitudinal designs to examine these developmental constructs.
Australian Journal of Career Development
This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the ACER journal. It is not a copy of the record. Final and authorised version first published in the Australian Journal of Career Development in 10 (2), published by the Australian Council for Educational Research. Copyright 2001 Australian Council for Educational Research.