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Career optimism: the roles of contextual support and career decision-making self-efficacy

Garcia, Patrick Raymund James M.; Restubog, Simon Lloyd D.; Bordia, Prashant; Bordia, Sarbari; Roxas, Rachel Edita O.


Drawing from the social cognitive theory (Bandura, 1986), we examined the role of parental support, teacher support, and career decision-making self-efficacy as sources of career optimism. We tested our proposed model using 235 computer science majors from a large university in the Philippines. Surveys were conducted over two measurement periods (1 year apart). Results revealed that Time 1 parental and teacher support were positively associated with Time 2 career optimism. Furthermore, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Vocational Behavior
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.02.004


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