Factors related to a congruent choice of college major

dc.creatorLehberger, Paul H
dc.date.available2011-02-18T22:59:50Z
dc.date.issued1988-12
dc.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.abstractLower division college students (N = 244) took the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI), the Self-Directed Search (SDS), and the Vocational Identity Scale (VI). Low test-retest reliability of congruence precluded large effect sizes with several variables which were expected to measure good vocational decision making ability. Should this lack of relationship be found to continue beyond the first two years of college, it would mean these variables and congruence independent1y contribute to academic success, satisfaction, and stability. Freedom from neuroticism was found to be significantly related to almost all of the other constructs evaluated. The largest correlations were with conscientiousness (-.46), agreeableness (-.37), VI (-.48), and investigative vocation-al interests (-.30). The pattern of NEO-PI to SDS correlations suggests that low scores on the SDS is associated with neuroticism and the need for more extensive counseling. Other relationships between NEO-PI, SDS, and VI scales are reported and discussed.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/19227en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectPersonality and academic achievementen_US
dc.subjectVocational guidanceen_US
dc.subjectVocational interests -- Effect of self-perceptionen_US
dc.titleFactors related to a congruent choice of college major
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePh.D.

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