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Lent, Robert W.; Lopez, Frederick G.; Sheu, Hung-Bin; Lopez, Antonio M., Jr. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2011
In a replication and extension of earlier research, we examined the explanatory adequacy of the social cognitive choice model (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994) in a sample of 1404 students majoring in a variety of computing disciplines at 23 historically Black and 27 predominantly White universities. Participants completed measures of self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Selection, Predictor Variables, Majors (Students)
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Lent, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1991
Explored relation of sources of efficacy information to mathematics self-efficacy percepts and relations among self-efficacy, outcome expectations, interest in mathematics-related college courses, and choice of science-based career among 138 undergraduates. Efficacy informational sources were significantly predictive of gender differences in…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Students, Higher Education, Mathematics
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Lent, Robert W.; Lopez, Antonio M., Jr.; Lopez, Frederick G.; Sheu, Hung-Bin – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2008
We tested the fit of the social cognitive choice model [Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., & Hackett, G. (1994). "Toward a unifying social cognitive theory of career and academic interest, choice, and performance [Monograph]." "Journal of Vocational Behavior," 45, 79-122] to the data across gender, educational level, and type of university among students in…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Self Efficacy, Computers, Epistemology
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Lent, Robert W.; Brown, Steven D.; Sheu, Hung-Bin; Schmidt, Janet; Brenner, Bradley R.; Gloster, Clay S.; Wilkins, Gregory; Schmidt, Linda C.; Lyons, Heather – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2005
This study examined the utility of social cognitive career theory (SCCT; R. W. Lent, S. D. Brown, & G. Hackett, 1994) in predicting engineering interests and major choice goals among women and men and among students at historically Black and predominantly White universities. Participants (487 students in introductory engineering courses at 3…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Interests, Females, Self Efficacy
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Lopez, Frederick G.; Lent, Robert W. – Career Development Quarterly, 1992
Explored relationship of four sources of self-efficacy information to high school students' (n=50) mathematics self-efficacy. Found prior performance to be most efficient predictor of self-efficacy. Global academic self-concept did not explain unique self-efficacy variation beyond prior performance. Effect of self-efficacy on perceived utility of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, High Schools, Mathematics Skills
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Lent, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1984
Examined the relation of self-efficacy beliefs to persistence and success in pursuing science and engineering college majors (N=42). Findings indicated that subjects reporting high self-efficacy for educational requirements generally achieved higher grades and persisted longer. Self-efficacy was also moderately correlated with objective predictors…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Students, Engineering Education
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Lent, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1989
Explored the relation of self-efficacy beliefs to inventoried vocational interests in 70 science and engineering students in a career planning course, using the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory and measures of perceived ability to complete the educational requirements of science and engineering fields. Findings indicated significant correlations…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, College Students, Engineering
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Lent, Robert W.; Singley, Daniel; Sheu, Hung-Bin; Gainor, Kathy A.; Brenner, Bradley R.; Treistman, Dana; Ades, Lisa – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2005
Central variables of social cognitive theory were adapted to forge an integrative model of well-being, which was designed to offer greater utility for therapeutic and self-directed change efforts than the dominant personality view of well-being. The authors present 2 studies using versions of the social cognitive model to predict domain-specific…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Life Satisfaction, Predictor Variables, Social Cognition
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Lent, Robert W.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1987
Explored differential contribution of three alternative variables in explaining career-relevant behavior in science and engineering students. Results revealed that self-efficacy was the most useful in predicting grades and persistence in technical/scientific majors, self-efficacy and congruence contributed to prediction of range of perceived…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Career Choice, College Students, Congruence (Psychology)