CAREER DECISION MAKING SELF-EFFICACY, GOAL STABILITY AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Tamkeen Saleem, Muhammad Aly* and Seema Gul
There is a gigantic interest in present era regarding career decision making, career selection and satisfaction that can be traced since the educational period when students are required to make choices for their career. The job market has experienced marked transformations, unpredictability in career trajectories and employment opportunities. Therefore, the process of developing vocational identity is now a challenging task than before. A positive sense of self, allows an individual to position oneself to engage in developing meaningful goals and sustain a sense of well-being and accomplishment. Based on this perspective of self-psychology, the purpose of the present study was to assess the relationship of career decision making self-efficacy and goal stability with academic achievement. The instruments used to measure the variables of the study were demographic Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy – Short Form (CDMSE-SF), Goal Instability Scale (GIS) and Cumulative Grade Point Average. A sample of 150 University students (Male n=75, Female n=75) participated for the present study. Frequency and percentage was computed for the demographic variables. In order to determine the findings, results were analyzed by the use of Regression analysis and t-test. The results revealed Goal Stability to be a significant predictor of Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy. The results revealed Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy to be a significant predictor of Academic Achievement. Career decision making self-efficacy and goal stability can be further developed in the students via professional career counseling that can enhance the academic achievement among the students.
Keywords: Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy, Goal Stability and Academic Achievement.
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