The Contribution of Self-Efficacy in Assessing Interests Using the Self-Directed Search
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.
Journal of Counseling and Development
Yowell, E. B.,
Peterson, G. W.,
Wright, L. K.,
Reardon, R. C.,
Mohn, R. S.
(2011). The Contribution of Self-Efficacy in Assessing Interests Using the Self-Directed Search. Journal of Counseling and Development, 89(4), 470-478.
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