ERIC Number: EJ937565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Contribution of Self-Efficacy in Assessing Interests Using the Self-Directed Search
Bullock-Yowell, Emily; Peterson, Gary W.; Wright, Laura K.; Reardon, Robert C.; Mohn, Richard S.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n4 p470-478 Fall 2011
Using the variables self-efficacy, self-estimates, and self-competencies in a hierarchical multiple regression and confirmatory factor analysis, the present study provided strong support for 3 of 6 RIASEC (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional) interest domains regarding Holland's (1997) assertion that it is unnecessary to administer a separate measure of self-efficacy when using the Self-Directed Search (SDS; Holland, Powell, & Fritzsche, 1994) to measure interests in career counseling. Implications for the interpretation of SDS scores in light of self-efficacy assessment are discussed.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Interests, Factor Analysis, Career Counseling, Attitude Measures, Personality Measures, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Predictor Variables, Interest Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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