The validation of the career decision-making difficulties scale in a Chinese culture

Hsiu Lan Shelley Tien*

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The purpose of the study was to test the classification system for career decision difficulties of college students in a Chinese culture. Five hundred twenty-one college students completed the Chinese version of the Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance, factor analysis, and a clustering algorithm, ADDTREE. The results indicated significant differences between decided and undecided students on their perceptions of career difficulties,.(10,464) =.729. The results of factor analysis and the ADDTREE analysis indicated that the three-group classification system for career decision-making difficulties was generally supported. However, for the undecided students in the process of career decision making, the factors before and during the process were mixed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-127
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Career Assessment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb


  • Career decision making
  • Career difficulties
  • Career problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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