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ERIC Number: EJ785625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Effects of an Undergraduate Career Class on Men's and Women's Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy and Vocational Identity
Scott, Anne B.; Ciani, Keith D.
Journal of Career Development, v34 n3 p263-285 2008
The current study hypothesized that undergraduates enrolled in a career explorations course would report significant gains in career decision-making self-efficacy and vocational identity during a semester. A repeated measures MANOVA was used to assess 88 students' precourse and postcourse self-efficacy for five tasks related to career decision making. Results revealed that students reported significantly more adaptive self-efficacy beliefs following the career course. Furthermore, a time by gender interaction indicated the course was especially effective for increasing women's judgments of efficacy for career planning and problem solving. Subsequent analyses indicated that students also reported a stronger sense of vocational identity following the course. Results from this study contribute to current research and practice by revealing how interventions may affect undergraduates' career-related beliefs. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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