Date of Award

Fall 12-8-2017

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Dr. Melanie Leuty

Committee Chair Department

Psychology

Committee Member 2

Dr. Eric Dahlen

Committee Member 2 Department

Psychology

Committee Member 3

Dr. Emily Yowell

Committee Member 3 Department

Psychology

Abstract

Using a sample of 251 college students, it was found that 1) when differentiation (D) of work values was calculated using three indices, high-low D, Iachan D, and variance D, only Iachan D positively related to indecision but high-low D and variance D did not, 2) none of the three indices of D related to career maturity, 3) work values profile elevation (PE) positively related to extraversion, openness, and negatively related to depressive symptoms and career indecision but was unrelated to career certainty and neuroticism and 4) work values PE moderated the relationship between Iachan D and career indecision. The findings from this study benefit both vocational counselors and clients by improving the utility of individuals’ work values results so that they can provide additional information to understand a person’s work values profile.

ORCID ID

orcid.org/0000-0001-8031-8681

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