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Original scientific paper

The Importance of Achievement Goals and Attitudes Towards Education for Explaining Adolescents' Career Decision Self-Efficacy

Andreja Bubić orcid id ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Split
Katarina Krile ; Croatian Employment Service, Dubrovnik
Ivana Kuzman ; Croatian Employment Service, Dubrovnik

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Previous research has acknowledged the relevance of individuals'
perception of own abilities related to the vocational domain,
namely career decision self-efficacy beliefs, for their professional
success. In the present study, such beliefs were examined among
a group of high school seniors who are facing the process of
choosing what professional path to pursue after high school. In
addition, students' achievement goals and attitudes towards education
were also explored. Results indicate mastery approach,
performance avoidance and work avoidance goals, as well as
participation in extracurricular activities and attitudes towards
education, as significant predictors of career decision self-efficacy.
Findings indicate the relevance of academic experiences for the
development of career decision self-efficacy and provide novel
evidence regarding the complex relationship between individuals'
educational and vocational considerations, and may be
informative for designing future vocational guidance interventions
targeted at adolescents transitioning into colleges or the job market,
or individuals undergoing similar occupational transitions.


achievement goals; attitudes towards education; career decision self-efficacy; career development

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