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ERIC Number: EJ906478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0271-9517
The Effect of Self-Efficacy and Psychosocial Development on Major-Changing Behavior
Cunningham, Karen E.; Smothers, Anthony W.
NACADA Journal, v30 n2 p65-71 Fall 2010
In this study, we sought to determine whether psychosocial development and self-efficacy of major changers differ from those classified as relatively stable. Participants completed the "Life-Skills Inventory-College" (Picklesimer, 1991) form to measure psychosocial development and the "General Self-efficacy" (Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995) scale to measure students' level of self-efficacy. Major changers reported a lower level of self-efficacy than relatively stable students, and relatively stable students scored higher on the self-perception measures of the "Problem-Solving/Decision-Making" subscale on the "Life-Skills Development Inventory" than did major changers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa