The career readiness construct between dysfunctional career thinking and career self-efficacy among undergraduate students

Mohd Izwan Mahmud, Sidek Mohd Noah, Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar, Abu Yazid Abu Bakar, Salleh Amat

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Career readiness of the university students describe the preparations related to career planning, selecting and decision making. This research intended to identify the level of career readiness and to investigate the relationship between the variable of dysfunctional career thinking and career self-efficacy among undergraduate students. This study utilised the combination of descriptive and correlation research designs in order to understand the career readiness of the students. Sample selection was done by using the random cluster method on the population of students in a public university in Malaysia. A total of 260 samples of first degree university students were involved in this research. The research findings showed high level of dysfunctional career thinking at (83.8%) and low level at (16.2%). The career self-efficacy levels are at moderate (47.3%) and high (52.7%) level. The correlation analyses findings showed that significant strong negative relationship existed between the mean score of dysfunctional career thinking and mean score of career self-efficacy (r =-.330, p < .05). The research implications explain that the university students who have low and moderate level of career readiness need suitable intervention. Further research suggestions should focus on career interventions among students who have low and moderate career readiness. This is apart from using the variables of dysfunctional career thinking and career self-efficacy in order to measure the level of students’ career readiness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-81
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume14
Issue numberSpecial Issue on ICEES2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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  • Career readiness
  • Career self-efficacy
  • Dysfunctional career thinking
  • Undergraduate students

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The career readiness construct between dysfunctional career thinking and career self-efficacy among undergraduate students. / Mahmud, Mohd Izwan; Noah, Sidek Mohd; Jaafar, Wan Marzuki Wan; Abu Bakar, Abu Yazid; Amat, Salleh.

In: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 14, No. Special Issue on ICEES2018, 01.06.2019, p. 74-81.

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