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A Study on the Antecedents of Career Indecision for Prospective Librarians

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2006, 17(1), pp.265-283
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Choi Jeong Hee 1 Inja Ahn 2 Byungwoo Choi 3

1대구대학교
2동원대학교
3건국대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study attempts to analyze factors that influence the level of career indecision for prospective librarians. To this end, an empirical study was conducted on the students from the department of Library & Information Science at universities located in Seoul, Kyunggi and Choong Chung Areas. Exogenous variables included personal, organizational and institutional characteristics. The result of analysis using the Structural Equation Model reveals that personal characteristics of students affect the level of career indecision whereas organizational and institutional characteristics do not have any statistical significance in career indecision. This suggests that, in order to raise the career decision level of prospective librarians, there is a need to develop programs to enhance occupational ego-identity and self-efficacy and to provide organizational and institutional supports, including better curriculum, improved practical ability and qualifications as librarians. This study also discusses its limits and areas for future research.

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