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The paths between gender, barriers, social support, coping efficacy and vocational indecision

  • Isabelle FortEmail author
  • Anca Murariu
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Abstract

We investigated the paths between gender, social support, barriers, coping efficacy, and vocational indecision in the light of social cognitive career theory. A path model was tested with a sample of 203 undergraduates. We expected coping efficacy to partially mediate the paths between career barriers, educational barriers, social support and indecision. However, this prediction was only confirmed for educational barriers. Results are discussed with reference to the literature and in terms of their practical implications.

Keywords

Social support Barriers Self-efficacy for coping with barriers 

Résumé

Les Liens entre Sexe, Obstacles, Soutien Social, Auto-Efficacité à Faire Face aux Obstacles et Indécision Vocationnelle. Cette étude porte sur les relations entre sexe, soutien social, obstacles, auto-efficacité à faire face aux obstacles et indécision vocationnelle, à la lumière de la théorie socio-cognitive de l’orientation. Un modèle en pistes a été mis à l’épreuve à partir d’un échantillon de 203 étudiants. Un effet médiateur partiel de l’auto-efficacité à faire face aux obstacles dans la relation entre obstacles liés à la carrière, obstacles liés aux études, soutien social et indécision était attendu. Cependant, cet effet a été observé seulement pour les obstacles liés aux études. Les résultats observés sont discutés en référence à la littérature et en termes d’implications pratiques.

Zusammenfassung

Die Beziehungen zwischen Geschlecht, Barrieren, sozialer Unterstützung, Coping-Wirksamkeit und beruflicher Unentschiedenheit. Wir untersuchten die Beziehungen zwischen Geschlecht, sozialer Unterstützung, Barrieren, Coping-Wirksamkeit und beruflicher Unentschiedenheit im Lichte der sozial-kognitiven Laufbahntheorie. Ein Pfadmodell wurde mit einer Stichprobe von 203 Studierenden getestet. Wir sind von einem Mediatoreffekt der Coping-Wirksamkeit auf die Pfade zwischen laufbahnbezogenen und ausbildungsbezogenen Barrieren, sozialer Unterstützung und Unentschiedenheit ausgegangen. Aber dieser Effekt konnte nur für die ausbildungsbezogenen Barrieren bestätigt werden. Die Ergebnisse werden auf der Basis der Literatur sowie hinsichtlich ihrer praktischen Implikationen diskutiert.

Resumen

La relación entre el género, los obstáculos, el apoyo social, la auto-eficacia en hacer frente a los obstáculos y la indecisión profesional. Este estudio investiga los senderos entre el género, el apoyo social, las barreras, la auto-eficacia en hacer frente a los obstáculos y la indecisión vocacional, a la luz de la teoría cognitivo-social de desarrollo de la carrera. Para ello se testó un modelo de ruta a partir de una muestra de 203 estudiantes universitarios. Un efecto mediador parcial de la auto-eficacia en hacer frente a los obstáculos en la relación entre las barreras profesionales, las barreras educativas, el apoyo social y la indecisión, era esperado. Los resultados obtenidos son discutidos con referencia a la literatura y en términos de sus implicaciones prácticas.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre de Recherche en Psychologie de la Connaissance du Langage et de l’Emotion (PsyCLE)Aix-Marseille UniversityAix-en-Provence Cedex 1France

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