Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education
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College students are asked to make critical decisions about which academic major to choose and subsequently to make specific career decisions. Students come to college with a myriad of different skill sets, backgrounds, developmental levels, cognitive processes, familial support, and levels of self-efficacy that may influence how they make these decisions. The purpose of this study was to explore the role that epistemic cognition and self-efficacy may play in the career decision-making processes of college students utilizing a mixed methods approach. Results of this study indicate that there are internal and external influences that impact college students’ career decision-making processes that should be viewed individually from within a student’s unique ecosystem. Findings support the existence of career decision-making epistemic cognition which may provide higher education professionals with a new way to provide career decision-making assistance to their students.
Career Decision-Making; Career Decision-Making Epistemic Cognition; College Student Development; Epistemic Cognition; Mixed Methods; Self-Efficacy
Educational Psychology | Epistemology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Frazier, Raelynn, "Exploring the Role of Epistemic Cognition and Self-Efficacy in the Career Decision-Making Processes of College Students: An Explanatory Sequential Study" (2022). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4682.
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