AdvisorAleamoni, Lawrence M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this research was to test two null hypotheses: (1) there will be no significant differences in career decision-making between Thai and American college students, and (2) there will be no significant relationship in career decision-making within the Thai and American college students in regard to: (1) gender, (2) their parental socioeconomic status as implied by the father's occupation, (3) self-efficacy, (4) interest, (5) sex-role orientation, (6) occupational expectations, (7) occupational aspirations, and (8) career certainty. Three measures were used in addition to demographic data: (1) a measure of career decision-making, (2) a measure of self-efficacy, and (3) a measure of sex-role orientation. The sample of this study were undergraduate students who enrolled in Introduction to Psychology classes at Khon Kaen University, Thailand, in 1990 and American undergraduate and graduate students who enrolled in Basic Skills in Counseling classes at the University of Arizona, U.S.A., in 1990. Each subject was asked to fill out the three questionnaires. T-test analysis was used to address the first hypothesis. Multiple Regression Analysis was used to determine how well gender, parental occupations, self-efficacy, interest, sex-role orientation, occupational expectations, occupational aspirations, and career certainty could predict the dependent variable career decision-making to address the second hypothesis. For career decision-making, the Thai students showed higher indecision than the American college students. Finally, the predictor variables of this research were not able to predict the Thai students' career decision-making.
Degree ProgramEducational Foundations and Administration