Cultural differences in career decision-making styles and self-efficacy
Mau, W.-C. (2000). Cultural differences in career decision-making styles and self-efficacy. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 57(3), 365-378. doi:10.1006/jvbe.1999.1745
This study examined the cultural relevance of two important career constructs: career decision-making style and career decision-making self-efficacy. Two distinct cultural groups of college students, Americans (N=540) and Taiwanese (N=1026), participated in this cross-cultural study. Results suggested that career decision-making styles have differential impacts on career decision-making self-efficacy, depending on the cultural background of the individuals. Results also showed significant differences in career decision-making style and career decision-making self-efficacy as a function of nationality and gender. Counseling implications and suggestions for future studies are discussed.