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'n Ondersoek na die moontlikheid of 'n indiwidu in 'n bepaalde studierigting gekenmerk word deur 'n tipiese persoonlikheidsprofiel

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dc.contributor.author Maartens A en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:37:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:37:38Z
dc.date.submitted 1990 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/35391
dc.description.abstract It is most important for those individuals wishing to obtain a tertiary qualification to be able to make the correct decisions when confronted with the difficult choice of a possible future career. An overview of past research in this field shows a very limited endeavour towards establishing the impact of personality on career choices. The main purpose of the study was to determine whether an individual, having made a specific career decision, may be characterised by a typical personality profile. The sample consisted of 1777 first year students who enrolled for the first time at the university of Stellenbosch in 1988. The Jung and South African Personality Questionnaires were completed during the orientation week. The subjects enrolled for courses in one of three main study fields, namely the Social Sciences, Commercial Sciences and the Natural Sciences. For the purposes of this study, the above mentioned three main study fields have been subdivided into 17 study groups. The results obtained by the South African Personality Questionnaire (SAPQ) showed that significant differences exist between the 17 study groups for all five scales of the questionnaire. The results obtained by the Jung Personality Questionnaire (JPQ) were more meaningful and practical. The results showed that the more career orientated courses were characterised by a typical personality profile. Regarding the Social Sciences, the Education, Art, Social Work, Industrial Psychology, Drama and Theology students were characterised by an EFN (Extraversion with Feeling and Intuition) personality. The Law students, on the other hand, still showed an attitude of extraversion, where the function of feeling is dominated by the function of thinking (ETN). In the Commercial Science category the Law students were also characterised by an ETN personality (Extraversion with Thinking and Intuition) and the B. Accountancy students by an ITS-personality (Introversion with Thinking and Sensation). In the field of Sciences, the Engineering students showed an ITN (Introversion with Thinking and Intuition), an ETN (Extraversion with Thinking and Intuition) and an ITS personality profile (Introversion with Thinking and Sensation). The Medical students were characterised mainly by an EFCFS (Extraversion with Feeling and Sensation) and an EFN personality (Extraversion with Feeling and Intuition). In contrast, the Agriculture students distinguished themselves primarily as ITS-personality types (Introversion with Thinking and Sensation). Researchers, such as Shertzer (1985), Osipow (1983) and Crites (1969), support the finding that certain study fields are characterised by clearly distinguishable personality combinations, and that an analysis of personality together with measurements of intelligence, aptitude, ability and interests, collectively provide a sound basis towards selecting a career, as well as personal selection. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Counselling psychology en
dc.title 'n Ondersoek na die moontlikheid of 'n indiwidu in 'n bepaalde studierigting gekenmerk word deur 'n tipiese persoonlikheidsprofiel en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA (Voorligtingsielkunde) en

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