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ERIC Number: EJ1064129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
The Effect of "Career Cruising" on the Self-Efficacy of Students Deciding on Majors
Cunningham, Karen; Smothers, Anthony
NACADA Journal, v34 n2 p16-25 2014
We analyzed the impact of a self-assessment instrument on the self-efficacy of those deciding on majors in a university setting. Using a pre- and post-test methodology, we employed "Career Cruising" to measure career decision-making self-efficacy. Participants completed the "Career Decision Self-Efficacy-Short Form" (CDSE-SF) with dependent variables of academic advising and the levels of self-efficacy among the CDSE-SF five subscales: Accurate Self-Appraisal, Gathering Occupational Information, Goal Selection, Planning for the Future, and Problem Solving. The data were subjected to paired and independent t tests to measure any differences in mean scores. The results indicated a slight increase in career self-efficacy for students who participated in both Career Cruising and academic advising.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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