Predicting of Occupational Consideration by Interest, Self-efficacy and Outcome Expectations in Students

Document Type : Original Article


University of Qom


Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) was developed to understand of the processes that individuals form their interests, make choices, achieve performances, and persist at academic and career endeavors. The aim of this study was to predicting occupational consideration by interest, self-efficacy and outcome expectations in secondary school students and for this, examined choice model in SCCT. This study was correlational and type of structural equation modeling. Samples were 328 secondary male students that selected by cluster sampling from male secondary schools in Qom city. Participants completed measures of self-efficacy, outcome expectations, interest and occupational consideration (Lent et al, 2003) across the Holland (1997) RIASEC themes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional. For analysis of data and for examine of fit of model was used AMOS-26. Results showed model fit the data well across RIASEC themes. Results showed that self-efficacy and outcome expectations jointly predict interests, and interests mediate the relations of self-efficacy and outcome expectations to occupational consideration. The implications of these findings for further research on the non-Western culture validity of SCCT are considered.


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