Expression of Career Self-Efficacy of Students Enrolled In University Physical Education and Sports Study Programmes
Research background and hypothesis. An assumption that the fourth-year students of university physical
education and sports study programmes have greater career self-efficacy than the first-year students is made in the
Research aim was to reveal peculiarities of the expression of the career self-efficacy of the students enrolled in
university physical education and sports study programmes.
Research methods. The random sample size consisted of 278 first and fourth-year full time students of physical
education and sports study programmes from Lithuanian Sports University and Šiauliai University. Two methods
were used to carry out the survey: Career Self-Efficacy Sources Scale (CSESS) and Career Decision-Making Self-
Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDMSE-SF).
Research results. The research showed that there was a statistically significant difference (t (276) = –1.96;
p < 0.05) between the first and fourth-year students of university physical education and sports study programmes in
respect of the level of career self-efficacy. The fourth-year students were able to make a better use of occupational
information (4.08 ± 0.54) than the first-year students (3.95 ± 0.56). It was determined that indicators of goal selection
and career planning were higher (p < 0.05) in the case of the fourth-year students than in the case of the first-year
Discussion and conclusions. It was determined that, in comparison with the first-year students, the career self-
efficacy of the fourth-year students of university physical education and sports study programmes was more based
(p < 0.05) on the following sources: vicarious experience, verbal persuasion and performance accomplishments.
Comparison of the levels of career self-efficacy of the first and fourth-year students of university physical education
and sports study programmes revealed that the fourth-year students had greater career self-efficacy (p < 0.05) and
that indicators of the components of their career self-efficacy – occupational information, goal selection and career
planning were higher (p < 0.05) than those of the first-year students.
Keywords: career education, self-efficacy, career self-efficacy, university studies, physical education and sports.
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