Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Dr. Donna Talbot
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.
Sumari, Melati, "Family Functioning and Career Decision-Making Self-efficacy: A Study of First Year Malaysian Undergraduate Students" (2006). Dissertations. 993.