Using Accuracy of Self-Estimated Interest-Type as a Sign of Career Choice Readiness in Career Assessment of Secondary Students

Hirschi, Andreas; Läge, Damian (2008). Using Accuracy of Self-Estimated Interest-Type as a Sign of Career Choice Readiness in Career Assessment of Secondary Students. Journal of Career Assessment, 16(3), pp. 310-325. Sage 10.1177/1069072708317372

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A frequent applied method in career assessment to elicit clients’ self-concepts is asking them to predict their interest assessment results. Accuracy in estimating one’s interesttype is commonly taken as a sign of more self-awareness and career choice readiness. The study evaluated the empirical relation of accuracy of self-estimation to career choice readiness within a sample of 350 Swiss secondary students in seventh grade. Overall, accuracy showed only weak relations to career choice readiness. However, accurately estimating one’s first interest-type in a three-letter RIASEC interests-code emerged as a sign of more vocational identity and total career choice readiness. Accuracy also correlated positively with interest profile consistency, differentiation, and congruence to career aspirations. Implications of the results for career counseling and assessment practice are presented.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

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 Jul 2015 13:17

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2018 16:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/1069072708317372

Uncontrolled Keywords:

interest assessment, self-estimation, career choice readiness, secondary students, career counseling, RIASEC typology

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65391

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65391

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