Cultural Factors Contributing to Adolescents' Career Decision-Making Difficulties: Individualistic-Collectivistic Perspectives

The purpose of vocational psychology and career counseling is to prepare individuals to meet the modern world challenges by helping them to make better career decisions. High school is an appropriate time for adolescents to be incorporate in career exploration and choices. Yet cultural differences create many obstacles in their ways of deciding and choosing careers to pursue. This paper will examine some of career development theories, career decision-making along with some cultural factors that contributing in career decision-making difficulties among adolescents. Suggestions for career counselors and the previous studies weaknesses will be provided. The knowledge from this review will help to stimulate career counselors‘ cultural awareness, that they can be able to apply appropriate career assessments and interventions while helping the high school students.

Josephina Mwoleka
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