Self-efficacy, Adaptability and Intention of Searching for Vocational Guidance in Adolescents

Rodolfo Augusto Matteo Ambiel, Thaline da Cunha Moreira, Dianniffer Aparecida Oliveira, Edson Cardoso Pereira, Débora Noemi Hernandez
2018 Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)  
Vocational guidance (VG) involves several variables that can help the individual to make a professional choice and build his or her career. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between self-efficacy for professional choice and career adaptability in high school students, as well as to verify possible differences regarding the intention or not to participate in a VG process. 272 students participated in this study, from a public school, aged between 14 and 19 years, 51.5%
more » ... 19 years, 51.5% female. A Sociodemographic Questionnaire, the Self-efficacy Scale for Professional Choice (EAE-EP) and the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS-Brazil) were applied. From the Pearson correlation analysis, ANOVA and Cohen's d, the results indicated positive correlations between the constructs, in addition, it was observed the difference between the students who would like or not to undergo a VG process. Implications for the practice are discussed.
doi:10.1590/1982-4327e2840 fatcat:ug5gxpy6fvdotjcczadhj2pmny