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The mediating roles of career self-efficacy and career decidedness in the relationship between contextual support and persistence

Restubog, Simon; Florentino, Afryll; Garcia, Patrick

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Drawing from Social cognitive career theory, we examined how types of contextual support (e.g., parental support and number of career counseling sessions received) influence persistence. In addition, we test the roles of career self-efficacy and career decidedness as mediating mechanisms in the relationship between these types of contextual support and persistence. One hundred forty-six undergraduate students were surveyed over three measurement periods. Data were collected from multiple...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRestubog, Simon
dc.contributor.authorFlorentino, Afryll
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:36:35Z
dc.identifier.issn0001-8791
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/35313
dc.description.abstractDrawing from Social cognitive career theory, we examined how types of contextual support (e.g., parental support and number of career counseling sessions received) influence persistence. In addition, we test the roles of career self-efficacy and career decidedness as mediating mechanisms in the relationship between these types of contextual support and persistence. One hundred forty-six undergraduate students were surveyed over three measurement periods. Data were collected from multiple sources: surveys from students and parents and students' archival data. Results provided support for our hypothesized mediated model. Time 1 student and parent ratings of support and Time 1 number of counseling sessions received were related to greater Time 2 career self-efficacy and Time 2 career decidedness. This in turn was associated with Time 3 persistence (i.e., reduced academic program turnover). Theoretical and applied implications are discussed.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceJournal of Vocational Behaviour
dc.subjectKeywords: Career counseling; Career decidedness; Career self-efficacy; Parental support; Persistence
dc.titleThe mediating roles of career self-efficacy and career decidedness in the relationship between contextual support and persistence
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume77
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor150311 - Organisational Behaviour
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4024396xPUB123
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationRestubog, Simon, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationFlorentino, Afryll, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationGarcia, Patrick, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage186
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage195
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jvb.2010.06.005
local.identifier.absseo930502 - Management of Education and Training Systems
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:28:01Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77956417495
local.identifier.thomsonID000282194500003
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