n South African Journal of Higher Education - Significant predictors associated with the career uncertainty of university students

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



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 ( = 644) or uncertain ( = 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 ( ≤ 0.01); lack of information about ways of obtaining information; inconsistent information due to external conflict; cynicism; and lack of dedication ( ≤ 0.05).

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