Career decision making, stability and actualization of career intentions: The case of entrepreneurial intentions

Hirschi, Andreas (2013). Career decision making, stability and actualization of career intentions: The case of entrepreneurial intentions. Journal of Career Assessment, 21(4), pp. 555-571. Sage 10.1177/1069072712475287

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Career counselors are often concerned with stability and likelihood of implementation of clients’ career intentions. It is often assumed that the status in career decision making (CDM) is one likely indicator, yet empirical support for this assumption is sparse. The present study focused on entrepreneurial career intentions (EI) and showed that German university students (N = 1,221), with high EI can be found in very different empirically derived CDM statuses that range from pre-concern to mature decidedness. Longitudinal analyses (n = 561) showed that career choice foreclosure (high decidedness/low exploration) related to more EI stability and that mature decidedness (high decidedness/high exploration) amplified effects of EI on opportunity identification, a form of EI actualization. The results imply that CDM statuses are useful to estimate stability and actualization of career intentions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Hirschi, Andreas

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1069-0727

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christine Soltermann

Date Deposited:

28 Jan 2015 13:32

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1069072712475287

Uncontrolled Keywords:

entrepreneurial intention, career decision making, vocational identity, career exploration, career intentions

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62160

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62160

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