ERIC Number: EJ1163900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Psychology Students' Expectations Regarding Educational Requirements and Salary for Desired Careers
Strapp, Chehalis M.; Drapela, Danica J.; Henderson, Cierra I.; Nasciemento, Emily; Roscoe, Lauren J.
Teaching of Psychology, v45 n1 p6-13 Jan 2018
This study investigated the accuracy of psychology majors' expectations regarding careers. Psychology majors, including 101 women and 35 men (M[subscript age] = 23 years; standard deviation[subscript age] = 6.25), indicated a desired career and estimated the level of education needed and the expected annual salary for the career. Students' expectations were compared with Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Students completed the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale Short Form to assess the career efficacy and expectations. Students overestimated education needed for a career, but salary estimates did not differ from market statistics. Students' confidence in career choice and expected income was related to career efficacy. Results highlight the importance of career advising and support for psychology students entering the job market.
Descriptors: Psychology, Career Choice, Student Attitudes, Income, Salaries, Expectation, Career Counseling, Decision Making, Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures, Vocational Maturity, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale
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