Meaning and career decision-making

Dan Zakay, Azy Barak

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A model of decision-making is suggested as a potential tool for assisting people in the process of career decision-making. The model is based on the subjective meaning of the values involved in the decision. Two experiments were carried out. In the first, university students had to decide on their major. In the second experiment, ninth-grade pupils had to decide about their future high school studies. Both decisions were actual ones. The suggested model was found to have high predictive power regarding the actual choices made. The possible applications of the model as a counseling tool are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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