Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(8), pp. 1837 - 1847
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040813
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The Effects of Trait-factor Theory Based Career Counseling Sessions on the Levels of Career Maturity and Indecision of High School Students


Abdullah Atli *
Department of Counselling and Psychology, Campus, Faculty of Education, Inonu University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The study aimed to research the effect of career counseling sessions based on trait-factor theory on the career maturity and career indecision levels of high school students. 'Single group pretest-posttest test design', one of the weaker test designs, was utilized in the study. The study was conducted with 57 students in Malatya city center high schools in 2014-2015 academic year. 'Career Maturity Scale' and 'Career Decision Scale' were used for data collection in the study. The analysis of the data was conducted using the parametric method, 'related samples t-test' and the non-parametric method, 'Wilcoxon Signed Rank test.' Findings of the study demonstrated that trait-factor theory based career counseling sessions were affective in improving the career maturity levels of the students, while lowering their career indecisiveness.

KEYWORDS
Trait-factor Theory, Career Counseling, Career Maturity, Career Indecision, High School Student

Cite this paper
Abdullah Atli . "The Effects of Trait-factor Theory Based Career Counseling Sessions on the Levels of Career Maturity and Indecision of High School Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.8 (2016) 1837 - 1847. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040813.