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This pilot study examined the career self-efficacy of 75 college students (40 with disabilities and 35 without disabilities) using the Career Decision Making Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDMSE-SF) and semi-structured interviews. Career self-efficacy was defined as the belief that an individual can accomplish his/her career goals. Results indicated that students with disabilities scored significantly lower than their non-disabled peers on the CDMSE-SF. There did not appear to be any relationship between type of disability and career self-efficacy. However, an interaction between gender and disability was found, with male participants with disabilities scoring significantly lower than female participants with disabilities. There was also no relationship between scores of students with disabilities who were eligible for transition planning and those students who were not eligible due to age. Results led to recommendations concerning the transition planning component of the student's individualized education plan, instruction in self-advocacy skills at the secondary level, career counseling services of the campus career development center, and a possible mandatory career exploration course. (DB)

Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Planning, College Students, Decision Making, Disabilities, Higher Education, Individualized Education Programs, Interviews, Personal Autonomy, Self Advocacy, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Sex Differences, Transitional Programs











Author: Mazurek, Nicole; Shoemaker, Andrew

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12529&id=ED412708







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