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Career self-efficacy: An application of the theory of planned behaviour

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Giles, Melanie and Rea, A (1999) Career self-efficacy: An application of the theory of planned behaviour. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 72 (Part 3). pp. 393-398. [Journal article]

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Given the inequitable distribution of men and women in the workplace, this study employed the theory of planned behaviour to investigate whether men are generally less willing to pursue sex-atypical careers than women and, if so, to determine what factors help to explain their reluctance. To this end, an Ajzen & Fishbein (1980) type questionnaire was administered to 212 fifth-form students, randomly selected from secondary schools in Ireland. Strong evidence was provided to suggest that males are much less willing than females to adopt egalitarian roles. Moreover, the present findings clearly demonstrated the importance of self-efficacy theory in the career decision-making process.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:1553
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:16
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 15:29

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