Who seeks career counselling? A prospective study of personality and career variables among Swiss adolescents

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This study investigated whether career adaptability, personality, attitude towards career counselling and some demographic variables predict the help seeking behaviour in career counselling among 330 Swiss adolescents in eighth grade. The results indicated that boys were less likely to seek help and that career related variables and attitude but not personality significantly predicted help-seeking. Specifically, help seeking related positively to undecidedness and positive perception of career counselling. Implications for school and career counsellors and suggestions for future research are presented.

Translated title of the contributionWer benutzt die Berufsberatung? : Eine prospektive Studie von Persönlichkeit- und Laufbahnvariablen bei Schweizer Jugendlichen.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)161-176
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 10.2010