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 decision making among young adults in Ghanaian secondary schools using super’s career choice theory as a lens

Alfred Alunga Anovunga
  • Alfred Alunga Anovunga
  • Department of Counselling Psychology, University of Education, Winneba, Winneba, Ghana.
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John N-yelbi
  • John N-yelbi
  • Department of Counselling Psychology, University of Education, Winneba, Winneba, Ghana.
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Joseph Akpadago
  • Joseph Akpadago
  • Department of Education, St. John Bosco’s College of Education, Navrongo, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 01 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 25 June 2021
  •  Published: 31 July 2021

Abstract

This study focused on analysis of Donald Super’s Theory of Career Choice among young adults in Ghanaian Secondary Schools. This study indicates that, decisions made at tender age may relate to nothing but fantasy because they are likely to learn more on needs and wants of self rather than reality factor and also the inability of young adults to choose a good career for their lives is lack of career information and inconsistency of information, several researches viewed Donald Super's career theory as the foremost career researcher of his time. Concept of vocational choice theory, self-concept theory, career indecision and coping strategies,  five life stages, life career rainbow, life roles and  span, life space were discussed, implications for  and consequently a critique of the theory which among other things were, more theory segments that should be evaluated empirically, particularly in life span of teenagers.

 

Key words: Young adults, career choice, career indecision, career development.