| Published: June 20, 2017
Relationship between Self-Efficacy with Career Development among University Students
Background: Now days, there is a lot of confusion in university students regarding career development and its effect on their self efficacy. Aim: This research was conducted to study the relationship of self-efficacy with career development among university students. Methodology: It was based on hypotheses that a) there is a positive relationship between self-efficacy and career development, b) females will report high self–efficacy than male, and c) male will score high on career development than female. Data based on purposive sample was taken from Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Sample consisted of 100 participants with age ranged from 18-30 years from Preston University and Arid Agricultural University, Islamabad. Each participant was presented with two questionnaires General Self-Efficacy Scale (Schwarzer, 1995) & Career Decision Scale (Osipow et al, 1976) for data collection. Results: To investigate the main hypothesis of the study, the result of Pearson correlation coefficient was applied on the data. The results indicated that there is significant relationship between self-efficacy and career development. In order to compare gender differences on self-efficacy and career development of university students, independent samples t-test was applied and its result is not significant. Conclusion: University students need counseling to come out from stress. For this purpose counseling center needed in every university.
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© 2017 Fatima I, Asghar F, Khatoon S
Received: May 01, 2017; Revision Received: June 01, 2017; Accepted: June 20, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017