Date of Award

12-2006

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Donna M. Talbot

Abstract

The findings of the study show that the relationships between family functioning subscales and career decision-making self-efficacy subscales were between small and moderate. The study also found that each family functioning subscale contributed less than 15% of the variance in career decision-making self-efficacy. The total variance accounted for by the six family functioning subscales was small (32%). Important findings of the analyses of variances include: (a) male students perceived their families as more dysfunctional than female students; (b) Chinese students perceived their families as more dysfunctional than Malay and Indian students; (c) students in science majors perceived their families as more dysfunctional than students in art and social science majors; (d) there were significant interaction effects between gender and ethnicity on career decision-making self-efficacy; and (e) there were significant interaction effects between academic major and ethnicity on career decision-making self-efficacy.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access

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