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| Published: September 25, 2016

Positive Psychological Factors of Career Development among Undergraduate Students

R. Ramasamy ,

Ph.D. (F.T)-Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Periyar University - Salem, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. D.V. Nithyanandan

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Periyar University – Salem, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.057/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.057

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-efficacy, confidence and exploration factors of career development among undergraduate students. Also, it was hypothesized that Gender, Education status, Nature of study, Type of family would make significant differences in career self-efficacy, career confidence and career exploration. The study was conducted on 194 undergraduate students by the direct administration of career self-efficacy scale, the scale of career confidence, the scale of career exploration behavior-short form and personal information form. Among them 134 were males and 60 were females. The data were subjected to Karl Pearson’s product moment correlation and one way ANOVA. The result revealed significant positive relationship among self-efficacy, confidence and exploration factors of career development and significant demographic difference in these variables among the undergraduate students. Female undergraduate students were found to have more career self-efficacy, confidence, career exploration behaviors than male undergraduate students. Undergraduate students without arrears are found to have more career self-efficacy and self-confidence than students with arrears. Career exploration behavior does not significantly differ between students without arrears and with arrears. The hosteller undergraduate students were found to have more career self-efficacy and career exploration behavior than the day scholar undergraduate students. Career confidence does not significantly differ between hostellers and day scholars. Students of nuclear family have more career self-efficacy than joint family undergraduate students. The results are interpreted based on the career development theories.
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R. Ramasamy @ rajaramasamy13@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.057/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.057

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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