International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Impact of Self-Efficacy on Negative Career Thoughts in University Graduates
Mohsin Atta, Noreen Akhter, Sultan Shujja, Jawwad Muhammad Shujaat

The current study was aimed to examine self-efficacy as determinant of negative career thoughts (NCT). It was completed in two phases. The first phase comprised of tryout, which demonstrated that all the scales being used in this study entailed satisfactory indices of reliability and internal consistency. The second phase consisted of main study on a purposive sample of 256 graduate individuals. The age of the sample ranged from 24 to 37 years. Correlational analysis showed that, self-efficacy was negatively correlated with NCT and its construct scales. Linear regression analysis demonstrated self-efficacy as significant negative predictor of NCT total and its constructs. Significant gender differences were demonstrated on self-efficacy. Limitations of the study and suggestions for future empirical endeavors have been discussed.

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