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ERIC Number: EJ977627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
The Influence of Youth Assets on the Career Decision Self-Efficacy in Unattached Jamaican Youth
Hayes, DeMarquis; Huey, Erron L.; Hull, Darrell M.; Saxon, Terrill F.
Journal of Career Development, v39 n5 p407-422 Oct 2012
The present study expands the career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) literature by focusing on a sample of unattached Jamaican youth to determine if youth assets (protective factors like family communication and peer role models) were predictive of increased CDSE. Unattached youth are defined as those that do not have a job or are not currently enrolled in any educational or other training program. Participants consisted of 921 unattached Jamaican youth (557 females) ranging from 16 to 25 years of age. Participants completed the Career Decision Self-Efficacy-Short Form Scale and the Youth Asset Survey. Results from multiple regression analyses revealed that female youth reported higher CDSE scores than their male counterparts. Results also indicated that youth who reported making more responsible choices, having higher future aspirations, and having more peer and nonparental adult role models had higher CDSE scores. Implications for practice are discussed relative to the culture of Jamaica and unattached youth. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale