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ERIC Number: EJ804487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Causal Relationship between Career Indecision and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy: A Longitudinal Cross-Lagged Analysis
Creed, Peter; Patton, Wendy; Prideaux, Lee-Ann
Journal of Career Development, v33 n1 p47-65 2006
This study surveyed 166 students when they were in Grade 8 of high school and then again when they were in Grade 10, using measures of career indecision and career decision-making self-efficacy. Consistent with social-cognitive theories, the authors hypothesized that changes in self-efficacy over time would be causally associated with changes in career indecision over time. Using latent variable analyses, the authors estimated a two-wave, longitudinal, cross-lagged panel design and find that contrary to expectations, changes in career decision-making self-efficacy did not result in changes in career indecision, despite significant contemporaneous associations at both times. Theoretical and applied implications are highlighted. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale; Career Decision Scale