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Title:The impact of type d personality traits on college students with and without disabilities career readiness
Author(s):Reid, Jenna
Advisor(s):Strauser, David R.
Contributor(s):Rounds, James
Department / Program:Educational Psychology
Discipline:Educational Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Career Thoughts
Career Readiness
College students with and without disabilities
Personality d
Abstract:We examined a total of 112 freshmen college students ranging from 17 to 20 years of age. More specifically, we looked at a sample of 50 college students that reported either physical or developmental disabilities and a sample of 60 college students without disabilities. Those who were diagnosed with psychiatric illness (n=2) were excluded from this study. In this study, the participants completed the following: demographics form, Career Thoughts Inventory and DS 14 Type D Personality assessments. Results demonstrated no significant difference based on disability status in regards to career thoughts. The presence of negative affectivity had an adverse effect on overall career thoughts, decision-making confusion, and commitment anxiety for both individuals with and without disabilities as a whole. An analysis based on group differences indicated that the presence of negative affectivity had an adverse effect on overall career thoughts as well as commitment anxiety for individuals with disabilities. Furthermore, the presence of social inhibition had an adverse effect on an individual with a disability in regards to decision-making confusion and external conflict. Results were non-significant for college students without disabilities. As a result of this study, one can conclude that career counseling interventions should be geared toward attending to affect and Type D personality over that of disability status to enhance outcomes.
Issue Date:2014-01-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Jenna Reid
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-16
Date Deposited:2013-12

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