Differentiating Among Three Measures of Career Preference

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Previous research in career psychology has used measures of education and training aspirations, career-entry expectations, and career task self-efficacy as indicators of career preference. However, many studies use only one or pairs of these variables. The current investigation established that these three measures could be distinguished from one another and were reliable and had a stable factor structure. A proposal encourages research workers to use all three measures concurrently to obtain a more holistic perspective on development of preference.