Types of career feedback and personality traits as predictors of self-efficacy in career decision-making

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  • Dragana Mitrić-Aćimović Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju
  • Bojana Dinić Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fakultet, Odsek za psihologiju

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https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2012.2.183-199

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self-efficacy, career decision-making, career feedback, personality traits

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between career feedback and personality traits with self-efficacy in career decisionmaking. The sample included 225 employees (120 women and 105 men), aged 22 to 53 years. The used instruments were short version of the Big Five Plus Two, short form of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale, adjusted for the use in the population of employees, and the Questionnaire for the assessment of career feedback. Results of hierarchical regression analysis showed that personality traits had significant effect on self-efficacy, after the inclusion of feedback predictors. Significant predictors of General self-efficacy in career decisionmaking were career feedback from superiors, in first step, and traits Neuroticism, Openness and Positive valence, in second step. Also, the significant predictors of specific domains of career self-efficacy are also and career feedback from parents and friends, as well as the trait Aggressiveness, while other personality traits had marginally significant effect in prediction. The results support the importance of integrating the personality and social-cognitive approach in explaining self-efficacy. The practical applications are in providing guidelines for improving access to career counseling in organizations.

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02.07.2012

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Mitrić-Aćimović, D., & Dinić, B. (2012). Types of career feedback and personality traits as predictors of self-efficacy in career decision-making. Primenjena Psihologija, 5(2), 183–199. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2012.2.183-199

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