Career Indecision from the Perspective of Time Orientation
Niezdecydowanie zawodowe a orientacja temporalna
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The present study focuses on the link between career indecision status and time perspective of high school students. Previous works mainly investigated the relationship between future orientation and career indecision, neglecting attitudes towards other time perspective dimensions, such as the past and the present. Therefore, our aim was to overcome this hiatus by using the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (Zimbardo & Boyd, 1999) and Career Factor Inventory (Chartrand, Robbins, Morrill & Boggs, 1990) in a sample of 683 high school students. By considering variable-centered and person-centered analyses, results suggest that scores on TP factors are closely associated with the career indecision type that one can be classified into. “Path seeker” and “Ready to decide” students have a balanced time perspective; “Chronically indecisive” youngsters have a time perspective pattern which is dominated by the past negative factor and they are less future-oriented; “Choice anxious” students have scores lower on all TP factors (except Past-Negative TP) than any other group.
- Faculty of Psychology, Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary; National Labour Office, Project Management Departure, Hungary, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary; Institute of Psychology, University of Szeged, Hungary
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