Title

The Contribution of Self-Efficacy in Assessing Interests Using the Self-Directed Search

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2011

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Using the variables self-efficacy, self-estimates, and self-competencies in a hierarchical multiple regression and confirmatory factor analysis, the present study provided strong support for 3 of 6 RIASEC (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional) interest domains regarding Holland's (1997) assertion that it is unnecessary to administer a separate measure of self-efficacy when using the Self-Directed Search (SDS; Holland, Powell, & Fritzsche, 1994) to measure interests in career counseling. Implications for the interpretation of SDS scores in light of self-efficacy assessment are discussed.

Publication Title

Journal of Counseling and Development

Volume

89

Issue

4

First Page

470

Last Page

478