Expression of Career Self-Efficacy of Students Enrolled In University Physical Education and Sports Study Programmes

Authors

  • Romualdas Malinauskas
  • Žilvinas Stankevičius

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33607/bjshs.v1i88.143

Abstract

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
article.
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
students.
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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Published

2018-05-04

How to Cite

Malinauskas, R., & Stankevičius, Žilvinas. (2018). Expression of Career Self-Efficacy of Students Enrolled In University Physical Education and Sports Study Programmes. Baltic Journal of Sport and Health Sciences, 1(88). https://doi.org/10.33607/bjshs.v1i88.143

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Social Sciences in Sport