Career optimism: The roles of contextual support and career decision-making self efficacy

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Garcia, Patrick R. J. M., Restubog, Simon Lloyd D., Bordia, Prashant, Bordia, Sarbari and Roxas, Rachel Edita. (2015) Career optimism: The roles of contextual support and career decision-making self efficacy. Journal of Vocational Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2015.02.004
AuthorsGarcia, Patrick R. J. M., Restubog, Simon Lloyd D., Bordia, Prashant, Bordia, Sarbari and Roxas, Rachel Edita
Abstract

Drawing from the social cognitive theory (Bandura, 1986), we examined the role of parental support, teacher support, and career decision-making self-efficacy as sources of career optimism. We tested our proposed model using 235 computer science majors from a large university in the Philippines. Surveys were conducted over two measurement periods (1 year apart). Results revealed that Time 1 parental and teacher support were positively associated with Time 2 career optimism. Furthermore, we found that these direct relationships were fully mediated by Time 1 career decision-making self-efficacy. These results remained significant even after controlling for neuroticism and past performance. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

KeywordsCareer optimism; Parental support; Teacher support; Career decision-making self-efficacy; Social cognitive theory
Year2015
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2015.02.004
Research GroupCentre for Sustainable HRM and Wellbeing
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EditorsN. A. Fouad
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