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




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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