Career Indecision: A Possible Explanation for Low Retention Rates

dc.contributor.advisor Van Hein, Judith en_US Farrar, Haley en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Moffett III, Richard en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Holt, Aimee en_US
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US 2015-08-25T14:42:26Z 2015-08-25T14:42:26Z 2015-06-26 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study surveyed undergraduate students in order to examine the relationships between career indecision and a number of different variables to see if certain characteristics led students to be more likely to experience career indecision. Then, we examined the relationships between four factors of career indecision and multiple dependent variables: academic fit, turnover cognitions, occupational commitment, and organizational commitment. Correlation analyses were used to determine relationships among the previously listed variables. Next, using the significant relationships, we created two regression equations, one for academic fit, and one for turnover cognitions. The variables that significantly predicted academic fit were three career indecision variables, neuroticism, openness to experience, and three vocational identity variables. The variables that significantly predicted turnover cognitions were the four career indecision variables, extroversion, three vocational identity variables, and satisficing. This research should add to the current body of research about career indecision, turnover and fit. It should also help academic advisors tailor their advising efforts to reach individual students in a more efficient and effective way. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Psychology en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Career Indecision: A Possible Explanation for Low Retention Rates en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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