Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional
versión ISSN 1679-3390
POCINHO, Margarida Dias; CORREIA, Armando; CARVALHO, Renato Gil y SILVA, Carla. Influences of gender, family and vocational guidance services on career decision making. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2010, vol.11, n.2, pp. 201-212. ISSN 1679-3390.
This study analyzes the influence of gender, family and career guidance services in career decision making. The participants were 1930 students attending the 10th to 12th grades in Portuguese schools. They answered the Difficulties in Decision Making Questionnaire and a school and family data questionnaire. More than half of the students showed vocational indecision. Family was seen to have a positive influence on career decision-making, and vocational guidance in the readiness of decision. As compared to the girls, the boys seem to consider the career guidance services more useful, show higher confidence, but greater lack of readiness in deciding, rely less on parents, family and friends, and seem to be more sensitive to influence. The girls seem to be more insecure and less informed. Results implications for vocational guidance practices are discussed.
Palabras llave : gender; family; career choice; school psychologists; secondary education.