Career self-efficacy: An application of the theory of planned behaviour

Authors
Citation
M. Giles et A. Rea, Career self-efficacy: An application of the theory of planned behaviour, J OC OR PSY, 72, 1999, pp. 393-398
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0963-1798 → ACNP
Volume
72
Year of publication
1999
Part
3
Pages
393 - 398
Database
ISI
SICI code
0963-1798(199909)72:<393:CSAAOT>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
Given the inequitable distribution of men and women in the workplace, this study employed the theory of planned behaviour to investigate whether men a re generally less willing to pursue sex-atypical careers than women and, if so, to determine what factors help to explain their reluctance. To this en d, an Ajzen & Fishbein (1980) type questionnaire was administered to 212 fi fth-form students, randomly selected from secondary schools in Ireland. Str ong evidence was provided to suggest that males are much less willing than females to adopt egalitarian roles. Moreover, the present findings clearly demonstrated the importance of self-efficacy theory in the career decision- making process.