SELF-REGULATION AND CAREER DECISION MAKING AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Hira Kanwal, Irum Naqvi

Abstract


The present research conducted to study the relationship
between self-regulation and career decision making among
undergraduate students. The sample (N = 300) of study comprised
of undergraduate students ages ranging from 16 to 21 years (M =
18.86, SD = 1.54) from government colleges (n = 152) and private
colleges (n = 148). Short forms of Self-Regulation Questionnaire
(Carey & Neal, 2005) and Career Decision Scale (Jones, 1989)
were used to study the variables. Results reveal a positive relationship
between low self-regulation and career indecisiveness while a
negative correlation between age and career decision making. Girls
have high self-regulation as compared to boys. There was no gender
differences found on career decision making. Age and self-regulation
predict career decision making among the sample and as age
increases career decision making becomes poor. Further
implications were also discussed.


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