Career identity development and the five factor model / by Stephen E. Polivka.

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dc.contributor.advisor Gaither, George A. en_US Polivka, Stephen E. en_US 2011-06-03T19:44:16Z 2011-06-03T19:44:16Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier.other B-001 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the relationship between Marcia's model of Career Identity Development and the Five Factor Model of Personality in a sample of 69 undergraduate psychology majors enrolled in an "Orientation to Psychology as a Major" course. The relationship between the Tendency to Foreclose (TTF) and the Openness & Conscientiousness personality traits was examined using the Commitment to Career Choices Survey (CCCS) to assess career identity development and the OCEAN measure to assess personality traits. The CCCS was administered both at the beginning of the semester and again at the end. Results showed significant positive correlations between the TTF and Conscientiousness, as well as between the TTF and the six sub-facets of Conscientiousness at both the pre and post test. Negative correlations between TTF and Openness were also found to be significant. The results of this study indicate that levels of Conscientiousness and Openness may be valid predictors of a student's tendency to foreclose on a career. These findings can have implications such as administering personality measures in career development classes to predict and determine which students may need more guidance. The limitations of this study as well as future directions of research are also discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science en_US
dc.format.extent 24 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology. en_US
dc.title Career identity development and the five factor model / by Stephen E. Polivka. en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior thesis. en_US
dc.description.notes "A Departmental Honors Thesis." Thesis (B.?.) en_US
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