A comparison of career maturity and personality preferences between Mexican-American and Anglo-American adolescents

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David John Lundberg (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
W. Larry Osborne

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between cognitive aspects of career maturity and personality preferences with two distinct cultural groups, Mexican-American and Anglo-American adolescents. The career maturity variables were the Decision Making and World of Work Information scales of the Career Development Inventory (CDI), and the personality preference variables were the four subscales of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The sample consisted of 289 ninth grade students, 167 Anglo-Americans and 122 Mexican-Americans, from a large high school in Austin, Texas. Multivariate and univariate f-tests were conducted comparing the two groups on both the CDI scales and the MBTI subscales. The two groups were significantly different on the two CDI scales and on three of the four MBTI subscales. Multiple regression analyses were conducted, with the MBTI scales as predictor variables and the CDI scales as dependent variables. Personality preference significantly predicted the career maturity variable in each case. In every regression, the strongest predictor was the Sensing-Intuition scale.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
Teenagers $x Attitudes $x Cross-cultural surveys
Mexican American teenagers $x Attitudes
Personality assessment of teenagers $x Cross-cultural surveys

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