International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part L (2016)
Relationship between self-efficacy and career aspiration among higher secondary school students
Being one of the major determinants of career aspiration, self efficacy plays a major role in developing career orientations among adolescent students. Formal education at higher secondary level is a turning point in the life of an individual at which he/she makes career decisions. The present study attempts to assess the level of self efficacy and career aspiration among higher secondary school students and to explore the relationship between these two constructs. A self efficacy scale (Singh & Narain, 2014) and a career aspiration scale (Grewal, 2011) were administered to a sample of 250 students from various higher secondary schools in Ernakulam district of Kerala state. The results of the study show that the higher secondary school students possess medium levels of self efficacy as well as career aspiration. It was found that there exists a significant positive correlation between self efficacy and career aspiration among higher secondary school students. The findings of the study indicate the need for enhancing self efficacy among higher secondary school students by providing conducive atmosphere for learning, setting realistic and challenging goals, etc. It is also recommended that career guidance programmes should be organised systematically in institutions to augment the career aspiration of students.
How to cite this article:
Bindu VK, Dr. M Padmanabhan. Relationship between self-efficacy and career aspiration among higher secondary school students. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):701-704.