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ERIC Number: EJ901869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Sense of Control and Career Adaptability among Undergraduate Students
Duffy, Ryan D.
Journal of Career Assessment, v18 n4 p420-430 Nov 2010
The current study examined the direct relation of sense of control to career adaptability, as well as its ability to function as a mediator for other established predictors, with a sample of 1,991 undergraduate students. Students endorsing a greater sense of personal control were more likely to view themselves as adaptable to the world of work. Additionally, the degree to which students' supportive relationships, self-esteem, and positive outlook on their future career related to adaptability was partially mediated by students' perceptions of control in their lives. In line with the theoretical work of Blustein (2006), it is suggested that the sense of personal control in an individual's life may be an important construct to consider in career-related research and counseling. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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