Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling and Educational Leadership
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Larry D. Burlew
Vocational guidance--Psychological aspects, College students-- Vocational guidance, Perception
This study was an investigation of the predictive value of perceived career barriers and career decision self-efficacy on the certainty of initial career choice among Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) pre-freshman college students, an under-studied college population with respect to career development (Winograd & Shick Tryon, 2009). The moderating effects of certain cultural characteristics (race, gender and college generational status) on the certainty of initial career choice were also examined. A nonexperimental correlational research design was utilized, along with a multiple linear regression analysis, to investigate the predictability of perceived career barriers and career decision self-efficacy, directly and as moderated by the cultural characteristics of gender, race and college generational status on the certainty of initial career choice among pre-freshmen EOF students.
Pulliam, Nicole Pacheco, "The Relationship Between Perceived Career Barriers and Career Decision Self-Efficacy on the Certainty of Initial Career Choice Among Educational Opportunity Fund Program Students" (2014). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 64.