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ERIC Number: EJ775250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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