The purpose of this study was to explore factors which influence the level of career exploration of students enrolled in a college of agriculture. The major objective was to explain variance in the level of career exploration that could be explained by selected factors. Data for the study were collected using the three factor solution of the Career Decision Scale and the Career Exploration Survey. The three career indecision factors were: Identity Diffusion, Positive Choice Conflict, and Tentative Decision. Career exploration was measured using a composite score of the self and environmental career exploration scales of the Career Exploration Survey. Low negative relationships were found among Identify Diffusion, Tentative Decision, and level of career exploration. Thus, higher levels of career indecision were associated with lower levels of career exploration. Regression analysis revealed that two career indecision factors, Identity Diffusion and Positive Choice Conflict, explained seven percent of the variance in the level of career exploration. Although two career indecision factors were found to predict undergraduate students' level of career exploration, these factors were fairly weak predictors. Recommendations and implications for future research are discussed.



career, indecision, exploration


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