Optimism, Career Decision Self-Efficacy and Career Indecision Among Greek Adolescents

Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 19 March 2019

Optimism, Career Decision Self-Efficacy and Career Indecision Among Greek Adolescents

Argyro Charokopaki, Katerina Argyropoulou

University of Athens, Greece

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10.31014/aior.1993.02.01.52

Abstract

The study explored the mediating role of career decision making self-efficacy between optimism and adolescents' career indecision. Using a sample of 153 Greek high school students, it was found that optimism influenced career indecision both directly and indirectly (via career decision making self-efficacy). The findings are discussed with reference to the social cognitive career theory (SCCT) framework. Implications for research and adolescents' career counseling are also discussed.

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