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2002;28:277-284. doi: 10.1023/A:1015146122546.

Career decision-making self-efficacy and career commitment: Gender and ethnic differences among college students.

Journal of Career Development

Y Barry Chung

UIID-EM: 21 Bookshelf ID: 2002-13415-004 DOI: 10.1023/A:1015146122546


This study evaluated the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDMSE-SF) using the Career Commitment Scale (CCS) as a criterion measure. The study evaluated the CDMSE-SF by examining the internal consistency, and correlating the scale with measures of career commitment, gender and ethnic differences. Responses from 165 undergraduates (aged 18-41 yrs) in a Southern university revealed high internal consistency for the CDMSE-SF, and moderate correlation between the CDMSE-SF and CCS. However, no gender or ethnic differences were found in this correlation. Females scored higher than males on the CCS. Blacks scored higher than Whites on both measures. Implications for practice and research are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Keywords: career decision making; career commitment; gender & ethnic differences; internal consistency; Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form; Organizational Commitment; Consistency (Measurement); Racial and Ethnic Differences

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