Information and choice of subjects in the senior school

Pamela M. Warton*, George H. Cooney

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Selection of subjects for the final two years of secondary schooling is a task of vital importance for the adolescent. Data from 1,048 16-year-olds in Australia are reported. The findings suggest that many adolescents do not seek or do not access the information which is necessary for rational decision-making. Adolescents are, however, able to differentiate between information sources on the basis of their usefulness. Implications for career advisers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-397
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997


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