Refinement And Further Validation Of The Decisional Process Inventory

Title

Refinement And Further Validation Of The Decisional Process Inventory

Creator

Hartung P J; Marco C D

Publisher

Journal of Career Assessment

Date

1998
1998

Description

Research to initially construct and evaluate the Decisional Process Inventory (DPI; Hartung, 1994) revealed its potential use for assessing progress and problems in career decision making (Hartung, 1995). Advancing this preliminary area of instrument research and development, we report on a study that evaluated a revised version of the measure, the DPI-R. Results from a sample of 183 undergraduate college students (82 women, 101 men) supported the DPI-R item content validity, scale construct validity, and concurrent validity. Factor analysis yielded three factors relating to contact and resistance processes described in a Gestalt model of career decision making and career indecision. Future research with the DPI-R should focus on refining the measure to maximally assess these three latent dimensions of the Gestalt Career Decision-Making Cycle. Ultimately, the DPI-R may contribute unique data for career assessment and counseling practice focused on resolving career indecision.

Subject

career factors inventory; indecision; Psychology

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

147-162

Issue

2

Volume

6

Citation

Hartung P J; Marco C D, “Refinement And Further Validation Of The Decisional Process Inventory,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 24, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10112.

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