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Career decision self-efficacy and life satisfaction in China: An empirical analysis

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Zhou Jiang, X Hu, Z Wang, X Jiang
Focusing on the Chinese context, the present study took a pioneering step toexamine the relationship between career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) and life satisfaction. Employing a three-dimensional CDSE model, which includes goal planning self efficacy (GPSE), information gathering self-efficacy (IGSE) and problem solving self efficacy(PSSE), we also explored the mediation mechanism underlying this relationship from the internal functioning process of CDSE (i.e., the GPSE–PSSE–life satisfaction and IGSE–PSSE–life satisfaction relationships). We then investigated the moderating role of person–environment (P–E) fit in the mediated CDSE–life satisfaction relationship. Data were collected from 786 university students. Results showed that all three dimensions of CDSE were positively related to life satisfaction. The internal process view was supported, for PSSE was found to mediate the relationships of life satisfaction with GPSE and IGSE, respectively. Additionally, P–E fit moderated the relationship between PSSE and life satisfaction. Further examinations also found a significant moderating role of P–E fit in the indirect relationships of life satisfaction with GPSE and IGSE via PSSE.

History

Volume

132

Issue

1

Start Page

137

End Page

154

Number of Pages

18

eISSN

1573-0921

ISSN

0303-8300

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Griffith University; James Cook University; School of Business and Law (2013- ); TBA Research Institute; University of Western Australia; Yanbian da xue;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Social Indicators Research

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