ERIC Number: ED410400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Aug-15
Coping and Career Advancement Activities.
Yerly, Rebecca C.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Murff, Robert C.
The possibility of using measures of ways of coping to predict career advancement activities was examined in a study of 104 undergraduate students (69% were Caucasian, 19% were Asian-American, 9% were Latina/Latino, and 46% were male) enrolled in a career planning course at a large southwestern university. The students completed the 50-item Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ) and a new 16-item questionnaire called the Career Advancement Activities Scale that was designed to measure action-oriented career planning activities. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used with the eight separate scale scores from the WCQ as the predictor variables and the overall score of the Career Advancement Activities Scale as the criterion variable. The final regression model included three of the eight predictor variables and was statistically significant. Three coping scales proved to be significant predictors of higher levels of career exploration activities: planful problem solving; accepting responsibility; and confrontive coping. According to the Pearson's "r" correlations calculated for the predictor and criterion variables, more than 28% of the variance in career advancement activity was accounted for by problem solving, accepting responsibility, and confrontive coping strategies. (Contains 15 references and the Career Advancement Activities Scale.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Chicago, IL, August 15, 1997).