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ERIC Number: EJ872257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Five-Factor Personality Domains, Self-Efficacy, Career-Outcome Expectations, and Career Indecision
Feldt, Ronald C.; Woelfel, Cheryl
College Student Journal, v43 n2 p429-437 Jun 2009
According to social cognitive career theory, decisions to pursue a career may be influenced by self-efficacy expectations and anticipated career outcomes, thus we examined the incremental validity of these constructs beyond gender and personality. 179 undergraduate college students completed a survey, the Career Decision Scale (CDS), and the NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI). The survey included ratings of the importance of career-related outcomes (e.g., high income) and whether careers of choice or preference would provide such outcomes, in addition to self-efficacy ratings for completion of educational requirements, getting a job, job success, and advancement. Results indicated incremental validity of three domains of the five-factor model, neuroticism, agreeableness, and conscientiousness; self-efficacy for getting a job and job success, importance ratings of job outcomes, and job outcome expectations (R[subscript 2] = 0.25). Our results support hypotheses of social cognitive career theory in terms of the importance of self-efficacy and outcome expectations in predicting career planning. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Five Factor Inventory; Career Decision Scale