Title

Explaining Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy: Personality, Cognitions, and Cultural Mistrust

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2011

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The authors explore the hypothesis that career decision-making self-efficacy could be affected by negative career thoughts, Big Five personality factors, and cultural mistrust in a sample of African American and Caucasian college students. Findings demonstrated that negative career thinking, openness, and conscientiousness explained a significant amount of variance in career decision-making self-efficacy in a general sample of college students, but no unique variance was explained by cultural mistrust in a sample of African American college students.

Publication Title

Career Development Quarterly

Volume

59

Issue

5

First Page

400

Last Page

411