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  • Veijola, Anna (2022)
    Aims. The purpose of this study was to find out what kind of career identity profiles can be found in the FinEdu (Finnish Educational Transitions) data and whether the career identity profiles differ in terms of work values and sense of inefficacy. Career identity profiles were created based on DIDS (Dimension of Identity Development); this measure of identity development is commonly used in previous identity studies. Work values were measured based on Schwartz’s value theory, which divides work values into four main values. Previous studies have shown that there can be found at least four career identity profiles. Studies have also shown that different career identity profiles differ, for example in their own interest in work and commitment to work. In this study we assumed that different career identity profiles can be found from the data and that these profiles differ in terms of work values as well as sense of inefficacy. Methods. The study data is FinEdu data, which was collected in 2013 and 2014. The data consisted of 619 respondents of whom 315 (51,6%) were women, 246 (40,3%) were men and 49 (8%) didn’t response the gender question. The data were analyzed by creating career identity profiles using cluster analysis. To support the cluster analysis, a one-way variance analysis was performed. Differences in career identity in terms of work values and sense of inefficacy were examined by using one-way variance analysis. Results and conclusions. There were five career identity profiles in the study, named as in-depth ruminative exploration, ruminative exploration, achieved, foreclosure and exploration. The largest of these career identity profiles was exploration, which included 34.6% of the respondents. The four work values were evenly distributed across career identity profiles. Differences were found between sense of inefficacy and career identity profiles. There were statistically significant differences in the means of sense of inefficacy with career identity profiles.