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dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Kimberly M
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-08T18:44:18Z
dc.date.available2020-05-08T18:44:18Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10898/12343
dc.description.abstractThe ability to choose a career that promotes financial stability is more difficult when unconscious factors influence decision-making. This is especially more challenging for African Americans who exhibit an insecure attachment style. The present study proposes that insecure attachment styles impact career decision-making self-efficacy among African Americans. The research indicates that avoidant attachment styles are correlated with African American self-confidence; thereby, impacting career paths, job selection outcomes, and self-sufficiency. A mixed methodology comprised of correlational and qualitative analysis was appropriate to identify the relationship between African American’s career decision-making self-efficacy and attachment styles. A chain sample of African Americans ranging in age from 18 to 75 was used. The quantitative research was facilitated concurrently and triangulated with qualitative questions at the end of a survey. The survey was comprised of demographic questions, the Revised Adult Attachment Scale (R-AAS), and the Career Decision-Making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ). Qualitative questions were added to strengthen the quantitative results and capture the lived experiences of the research participants from a phenomenological approach. The data revealed statistical significance and a moderately strong positive correlation between avoidant attachment style and career decision-making self-efficacy. In conjunction, the data indicates that many African Americans avoid careers, due to insecure attachment styles and low self-efficacy in career decision-making.
dc.format.extent173 pages.
dc.subjectMercer University -- Dissertations
dc.subjectCollege of Professional Advancement
dc.titleExploring The Relationship Between Attachment Styles And Career Decision-making Self-efficacy Among African Americans
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dc.date.updated2019-11-26T20:05:59Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-29T13:42:41Z


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