ERIC Number: EJ775250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Across Academic Domains: Extensions of the Social-Cognitive Career Model
Fouad, Nadya A.; Smith, Philip L.; Zao, Kathryn E.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v49 n2 p164-171 Apr 2002
In the present study, the authors investigated the academic subject matter domain specificity of the social-cognitive career choice model (R. W. Lent, S. D. Brown, & G. Hackett, 1994). The relationships between self-efficacy, goals, outcome expectations, and interests were examined across the subject areas of art, social science, math/science, and English to see if the predicted relationships hold for subject domains other than math/science. Previously validated scales in each of the subject domains were used in a survey of undergraduates (N=952) in introductory psychology classes at 2 Midwestern universities. Structural equation modeling was used to test 4 different models. The results indicated support for the social-cognitive career model relationships in each of the 4 subject areas and revealed that these relationships are remarkably similar across subject areas. Some modifications in the model were made, including the use of 4 background variables examined in the study.
Descriptors: Career Choice, Self Efficacy, Social Sciences, Structural Equation Models, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Correlation, Objectives, Expectation, Student Interests, Measures (Individuals), Art, Mathematics, Sciences, English, Prediction, Cognitive Processes
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