International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Career indecisiveness and personality in Greek High school students

Kalliope Kounenou
  • Kalliope Kounenou
  • Department of Education, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), 141 21, N. Heraklion, Attica, Greece.
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  •  Accepted: 25 October 2013
  •  Published: 31 January 2014

Abstract

Career indecisiveness is one of the major career decision-making problems. Research so far has demonstrated its relation to a variety of personality factors. The present study aimed to explore, for the first time, indecisiveness in Greek junior High school students and its relation to personality parameters. Emotional and Personality-related Career decision-making Difficulties (EPCD) and Core self-evaluations scale (CSEs) for the assessment of both career indecisiveness and personality variables were administered to the students. The results showed that the students high in EPCD had not made any decisions concerning further education issues, such as type of senior high school, educational orientation, and future university studies. In contrary, the students of the sample who scored high in CSEs had made decisions on the above mentioned parameters. The results have been discussed in relation to implications for counseling. 
 
Key words: Career indecisiveness, educational choice, personality, core self-evaluation, adolescents.