PERSONALITY TYPES, CAREER CHOICE AND CAREER CERTAINTY AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

LIRIDONA JEMINI-GASHI, DASHAMIR BËRXULLI

Abstract:

Career choice is the one of the most important decisions undertaken in adolescence. According to numerous studies, various factors influence the development of career choices. The overall goal of this study was to analyze career certainty in relation to the congruence between personality traits and career choice. The main research question was: are there differences in the level of career certainty among adolescents with congruence between personality traits and career choice and those without congruence? A total of (N=587) twelfth grade high school students from seven regions of Kosovo took part in the survey. The sample was selected randomly. The participants completed the Career Decision Scale and Self Directed Search. The research results show a positive relationship between personality traits and chosen career. The results also support four of the six study assumptions regarding level of career certainty among adolescents, with and without congruence between personality traits and chosen career. Adolescents with congruence of personality traits and professions for realistic, investigative, artistic, and social categories showed higher career certainty compared to adolescents who had not reported congruence between these factors. For the entrepreneur and conventional categories, there were no differences in level of career certainty among adolescents with and without congruence of personality traits and chosen career.

Keywords:
adolescents, career certainty, personality traits, chosen career, Career Decision Scale, Self Directed Search

DOI: 10.52950/TE.2017.5.1.003

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APA citation:
LIRIDONA JEMINI-GASHI, DASHAMIR BËRXULLI (2017). Personality Types, Career Choice and Career Certainty among High School Students. International Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. V(1), pp. 25-35. , DOI: 10.52950/TE.2017.5.1.003


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