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ERIC Number: EJ825918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Personality, Career Decision Self-Efficacy and Commitment to the Career Choices Process among Chinese Graduate Students
Jin, Leili; Watkins, David; Yuen, Mantak
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v74 n1 p47-52 Feb 2009
This study examined the mediating effect of career decision self-efficacy on the relationship between the Five-Factor Model of personality and the career commitment process (i.e., vocational commitment and the tendency to foreclose) in a sample of 785 Chinese graduate students. The multiple regression analyses showed that neuroticism and conscientiousness related significantly to progress in vocational commitment both directly and indirectly through career decision self-efficacy. High agreeableness related to less premature foreclosure. In addition, career decision self-efficacy associated with greater progress in vocational commitment but also a strong tendency to foreclose. The implications for career development theory and practice are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Language: English
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