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The career maturity of Singaporean adolescents – Where do we stand and what can be done?
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Singapore Journal of Education, 10(2), 40-50
This study investigated the cognitive, attitudinal and behavioural aspects of the career maturity of 1380 secondary school and junior college students.
The findings reveal a general weakness in career exploration and in the students' development of career decision-making skills. While no significant gender differences can be observed, there is strong evidence to indicate that career development does mature with age. The findings also suggest a positive association between career maturity and academic performance and between career maturity and parental involvement.
Among the resource persons identified, teachers are the least consulted. They are also rated as the least helpful source of career information.
In the light of these findings, implications for the planning and implementation of career guidance in schools to enhance the career maturity of the students are discussed and suggestions made.
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