This study was designed to assess the effects of self-efficacy on college students in their pursuit of career goals. One hundred and seventy-three participants completed questionnaires measuring self-efficacy, career aspirations, career decisiveness, pursuit of goals, and practicality of goals. Students with high levels of self-efficacy were more likely to pursue their ideal occupation and they were more determined in their pursuit of career goals than students with lower levels of self-efficacy. This indicates that career counselors should focus their attention on students' assessments of their skills as well as on students' perceptions of the majors they are pursuing.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Helland, Katie and Harton, Helen
"Dreamers and Doers: The Effects of Self-efficacy on the Pursuit of Career Goals,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 2:
1, Article 22.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol2/iss1/22