Relations among Work Hope, Career Attitude Maturity, and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy in Korean College Students

대학생의 직업희망과 진로태도성숙도 및 진로결정자기효능감의 관계

  • Received : 2017.12.28
  • Accepted : 2018.03.20
  • Published : 2018.03.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between college students' work hope, career attitude maturity and career decision-making self-efficacy. For this, correlation analysis, variance analysis and multiple regression analysis were conducted using 299 data collected from 8 universities in the metropolitan area, Yeongnam, Honam, Gangwon and Chungcheong provinces. As a result of correlation analysis between work hope and career variables, there was a positive correlation between r=.64 and .73 in each sub-factor. After performing a variance analysis to explore the differences in work hope between gender, grades and major fields, there were no gender and grade differences found, but there were significant differences between major fields. Also, as a result of multiple regression analysis, it was found that work hope affecting career attitude maturity was pathways, and in career decision-making self-efficacy, agency, pathways thinking, and goal were influenced. On the analysis result, the limitations and implications of this study were discussed using college students' work hope scale.


College students;Work hope;Career attitude maturity;Career dicision-making self-efficacy;Multiple regression analysis


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