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Betz, Nancy E.; Gwilliam, Laurie R. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2001
Measures of science and math self-efficacy and self-efficacy in scientific/technical fields (STF) were completed by 363 students (111 African Americans). Significant gender differences in favor of males were found in math and science self-efficacy, but there were no significant racial differences. Results suggest the STF self-efficacy measure may…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Mathematics, Measures (Individuals), Sciences
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Paulsen, Alisa M.; Betz, Nancy E. – Career Development Quarterly, 2004
The extent to which Basic Confidence Scales predicted career decision-making self-efficacy was studied in a sample of 627 undergraduate students. Six confidence variables accounted for 49% of the variance in career decision-making self-efficacy. Leadership confidence was the most important, but confidence in science, mathematics, writing, using…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Career Development, Decision Making, Self Efficacy
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Betz, Nancy E.; Hackett, Gail – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1983
Investigated the relationship of mathematics self-efficacy expectations to the selection of science-based major in 261 college students. Results indicated that mathematics self-efficacy expectations were significantly related to students' selection of science-based college majors. The math-related self-efficacy expectations of males were…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Preparation, College Science, College Students
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Betz, Nancy E.; Borgen, Fred H.; Harmon, Lenore W. – Journal of Career Assessment, 2006
This study examined the relationships of vocational interests and self-efficacy expectations, or confidence, to personality, as measured by the Personal Styles scales of the Strong Interest Inventory. The study also examined the extent to which confidence and personality measures contributed incrementally to the prediction of occupational group…
Descriptors: Prediction, Personality Measures, Personality, Self Efficacy
Hackett, Gail; Betz, Nancy E. – 1982
The purposes of the present study were to develop and evaluate a measure of self-efficacy expectations with regard to the performance of mathematics-related behaviors and to investigate the relationship of mathematics self-efficacy expectations to the selection of science-based college majors. Based on results obtained from a pilot sample of 115…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Educational Research, Females