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ERIC Number: EJ979852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Influence of Temporal Distance on the Perceived Importance of Career-Related Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectations
Lee, Seungcheol Austin; Park, Hee Sun
Career Development Quarterly, v60 n3 p194-206 Sep 2012
Because all career choices are about future actions, time is an important contextual variable in social cognitive career choice (Hesketh, 2000). However, there is a dearth of research examining the effect of time. The authors examined how temporal distance to career entry influences the perceived importance of self-efficacy and outcome expectations concerning a career pursuit. They also examined the moderating effects of perceived support and barriers, as well as country. The participants were college students in the United States (n= 180) and in South Korea (n= 215). The results of hierarchical regression analyses did not show main effects of time, but a 3-way interaction indicated the complex interplay of time and other contextual variables. Implications for career counseling and future research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United States