Vocational identity, positive affect, and career thoughts in a group of young adult central nervous system cancer survivors

Dustin D. Lange, Alex W.K. Wong, David Strauser, Stacia Wagner

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Abstract

The aims of this study were as follows: (a) to compare levels of career thoughts and vocational identity between young adult childhood central nervous system (CNS) cancer survivors and noncancer peers and (b) to investigate the contribution of vocational identity and affect on career thoughts among cancer survivors. Participants included 45 young adult CNS cancer survivors and a comparison sample of 60 college students. Participants completed Career Thoughts Inventory, My Vocational Situation, and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule. Multivariate analysis of variance and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze the data in this study. CNS cancer survivors had a higher level of decision-making confusion than the college students. Multiple regression analysis indicated that vocational identity and positive affect significantly predicted the career thoughts of CNS survivors. The differences in decision-making confusion suggest that young adult CNS survivors would benefit from interventions that focus on providing knowledge of how to make decisions, while increasing vocational identity and positive affect for this specific population could also be beneficial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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In: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, Vol. 37, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 297-301.

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