Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Dr. Donna M. 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.