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ERIC Number: EJ1039406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
"Where There Is a Will, There Is an A": Examining the Roles of Self-Efficacy and Self-Concept in College Students' Current Educational Attainment and Career Planning
Fenning, Breanne E.; May, Laura Negel
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v16 n4 p635-650 Dec 2013
As previous research indicates self-efficacy and self-concept have similar effects on achievement outcomes, the current study investigated the differential effects of both constructs on academic performance and career path certainty in college freshmen. Results indicated high school GPA was best predicted by general self-efficacy, whereas current GPA was most strongly related to self-efficacy for learning. However, academic competence did not moderate either self-efficacy or academic performance. Career path certainty was best explained by general self-efficacy and job competence, and scholastic competence best predicted current academic performance. Yet, no mediation effect was found for general self-efficacy amongst the variables of self-concept, academic performance, and career path certainty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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