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Career choice and calling: integrating calling and social cognitive career theory, IN Journal of Career Assessment, Vol 23 No 3 Aug 2015, pp383-398

Examines the extent to which a sense of calling affects career choice attitudes. Tests the extent to which calling is related to career outcome expectations, interests and goals, through a study based on social cognitive career theory, in which participants were asked to identify a job that they wanted to perform and complete a questionnaire assessing their attitudes toward that career, and where structural equation modelling was used to test the hypothesis. Suggests that calling provides a unique predictive power over self-efficacy for career outcome expectations and interests, but is weaker than self-efficacy for goals. Argues that the study's results improve our understanding of career choice attitudes and provides an improved framework for practitioners when mentoring students for science, technology, engineering or maths education.


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Kaminsky, Samuel E; Behrend, Tara S
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