Comparative Study

| Published: June 20, 2017

Relationship between Self-Efficacy with Career Development among University Students

Syeda Ishrat Fatima

Preston University, H-8/4, street 3, Islamabad, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Firdous Asghar

Comsats Institute of Information Technology Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Syeda Shireen Khatoon

University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Mazfrabad, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Areej Fatima

Fatima Jinnah women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.104/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.104


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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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017