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ERIC Number: EJ759711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
The Five-Factor Model And Career Self-Efficacy: General and Domain-Specific Relationships
Hartman, Robert O.; Betz, Nancy E.
Journal of Career Assessment, v15 n2 p145-161 2007
The present study investigates the hypothesis that the big five personality factors could exert two kinds of effects on career self-efficacy: (a) generalized or nonspecific effects and (b) domain-specific, content-correspondence effects. The hypothesis is examined using relationships of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory to 24 distinct domains of career-related self-efficacy--confidence for the six Holland themes, 17 basic dimensions of vocational activity represented by the Expanded Skills Confidence Inventory, and career decision self-efficacy. Findings suggest generalized effects for conscientiousness and extraversion in that both correlated positively with a broad range of self-efficacy domains, while neuroticism displayed significant negative relationships with nearly all forms of career self-efficacy. Content correspondence was shown in significant correlations of openness to experience with self-efficacy for creative and intellectual pursuits. Findings are evaluated in light of recent empirical and theoretical developments relating to the integration of trait and social-cognitive perspectives. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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