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| Published: March 28, 2021

Mediating role of career decision making self-efficacy on gender and career choice among college students

Swati Sharma

PhD, Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.123/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.123

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The mediation effects were studied in present research which comprised of variables: gender, self-efficacy and Commitment to Career Choice (Vocational Exploration and Tendency to Foreclose). The sample (N=400) comprised of BA third year college students (natural science and social science) of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Career decision making Self Efficacy Scale and Commitment to Career Choice Scale were psychological measures used to carry out this research. Mediation was implemented out as per Hayes process 2.0 model 4. The study yielded following results. Partial mediation was observed by   Career decision making Self-Efficacy only between gender and on one dimension of Career Choice i.e., Vocational Exploration. However, this study studies gender being an independent variable, career decision making self-efficacy as a mediator variable and Commitment to Career Choice (Vocational Exploration and Tendency to foreclose) as a dependent variable. Though, there is a rich review of literature on self-efficacy with respect to gender and activities related with career choice. But the results demarcate how career decision self-efficacy interacts with gender specifically on career choice.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.123/20210901

10.25215/0901.123

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021