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ERIC Number: EJ1007387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Linking Affective Commitment, Career Self-Efficacy, and Outcome Expectations: A Test of Social Cognitive Career Theory
Conklin, Amanda M.; Dahling, Jason J.; Garcia, Pablo A.
Journal of Career Development, v40 n1 p68-83 Feb 2013
The authors tested a model based on the satisfaction model of social cognitive career theory (SCCT) that links college students' affective commitment to their major (the emotional identification that students feel toward their area of study) with career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) and career outcome expectations. Results indicate that CDSE mediates the relationship between affective commitment to the major and career outcome expectations, specifically expected career performance and satisfaction. Further, students' perception of abilities-demands fit with their major interacts with affective commitment to moderate these direct and indirect effects. The authors discuss these findings in light of SCCT and develop recommendations for career counselors and academic advisors based on their results. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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