Title

Can Perfectionism Affect Career Development? Exploring Career Thoughts and Self-Efficacy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

School

Psychology

Abstract

This study identified relationships among career-specific barriers (i.e., perfectionism, negative career thoughts, career decision-making self-efficacy) in a sample of 300 college students. The authors found relationships among the constructs of interest, prediction of variance in career decision-making self-efficacy, and differences among groups of perfectionists on endorsements of negative career thoughts and career decision-making self-efficacy. The findings suggest that interventions addressing maladaptive perfectionism and dysfunctional career thinking may enhance clients' confidence in decision making. © 2014 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Journal of Counseling and Development

Volume

92

Issue

3

First Page

270

Last Page

279

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