n South African Journal of Higher Education - Significant predictors associated with the career uncertainty of university students
|Article Title||Significant predictors associated with the career uncertainty of university students|
|© Publisher:||Higher Education South Africa (HESA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Higher Education|
|Affiliations||1 North-West University and 2 North-West University|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||501 - 521|
|Keyword(s)||Academic average, Career indecision, Career uncertainty, Core self-evaluation traits, Student burnout and Student engagement|
The objective of this study was to determine significant predictors of career uncertainty by comparing university students with low and high career uncertainty. A non-probability quota sample (N = 782) and cross-sectional design was used. Participants were categorised as either certain (n = 644) or uncertain (n = 135). These two groups were enclosed as a dependent variable in a logistic regression analysis. In the final step of the logistic regression, significant predictors of career uncertainty were found to be: lack of information about the decision-making process; lack of information about occupations; inconsistent information due to internal conflict; exhaustion (p ≤ 0.01); lack of information about ways of obtaining information; inconsistent information due to external conflict; cynicism; and lack of dedication (p ≤ 0.05).
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