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1996;4:413-428. doi: 10.1177/106907279600400405.

Career assessment and the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale.

Journal of Career Assessment

Darrell Anthony Luzzo

UIID-EM: 9 Bookshelf ID: 1997-38230-005 DOI: 10.1177/106907279600400405


This article begins with a brief overview of the theories underlying the development of the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale (CDMSE; K. M. Taylor and N. E. Betz, 1983), specifically A. Bandura's self-efficacy (e.g., 1977) theory and J. O. Crites's career maturity theory (1978). Research on the correlates and consequences of career decision-making self-efficacy is reviewed, especially that showing the strong relationships of career self-efficacy to career indecision and other indices of problems in career decision-making. This article also reviews the uses of the CDMSE in the design and evaluation of educational and counseling interventions designed to increase perceptions of self-efficacy in relationship to the process of career decision-making. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Keywords: theoretical bases of Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale & role in educational & counseling interventions; Occupational Guidance

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