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ERIC Number: EJ963180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Core Self-Evaluations, Career Decision Self-Efficacy, and Vocational Identity among Greek Adolescents
Koumoundourou, Georgia A.; Kounenou, Kalliopi; Siavara, Eftyxia
Journal of Career Development, v39 n3 p269-286 Jun 2012
This study explored the mediating role of career decision self-efficacy between core self-evaluations (CSE), a newly established construct within the personality domain, and adolescents' vocational identity. Using a sample of 200 Greek high school students, it was found that for female adolescents CSE influenced vocational identity both directly and indirectly (via career decision self-efficacy). For male students, CSE had only an indirect effect on vocational identity through career decision self-efficacy. The findings are discussed with reference to social cognitive career theory (SCCT) framework. Implications for research and adolescents' career counseling are also discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece