Master's Theses


Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of the researcher was to investigate career maturity of college students. The sample consisted of 98 subjects; 25 were males and 73 females. The following independent variables were investigated: activity level, classification, gender, self-esteem, and GPA. The dependent variable was scores from the Career Maturity Inventory attitude scale. Five composite null hypotheses were tested using three-way analysis of variance. A total of 35 comparisons were made; 17 were recurring. Of the 18 comparisons made, one was statistically significant at the .05 level. The main effect for gender was statistically significant. The results of the present study indicated that college female undergraduates had greater career maturity than college male undergraduates. The results of the study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. An association was found between gender and career maturity, 2. No association was found between activity and career maturity, 3. No association was found between classification and career maturity, 4. No association was found between self-concept and career maturity, and 5. No association was found between GPA and career maturity.


Bill Daley

Date of Award

Summer 1990

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1990 Ronnie D. Cole


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