Sport Management Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy

Angela Lumpkin, Karen Multon, Rebecca M Achen

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Grounded in a social cognitive theoretical perspective, this study explores the career decision-making self-efficacy (CDSE) and vocational identity development process for college students interested or majoring in sport management. While a popular undergraduate major, little research has investigated the specific factors that influence different attitudes toward this choice of a potential employment field. Specifically, this study aims to identify how an introductory course in sport management may impact CDSE for college students. By assessing the constructs of career decision-making self-efficacy, personality characteristics, athletic identity status, hope, and academic performance with comparisons by age, sex, ethnicity, athlete status in high and college, cumulative grade point average, and final course grade through a pre-test, post-test waitlist control group design, this study provides insight on how institutions of higher education might better serve the career needs of underg
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-549
JournalCollege Student Journal
StatePublished - Dec 2017


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