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Title: General self-efficacy's effect on career choice goals via vocational interests and person-job fit : a mediation model
Authors: Song, Z
Chon, K 
Keywords: Choice goals
General self-efficacy
Human resources management
Person-job fit
Vocational interests
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: International journal of hospitality management, 2012, v. 31, no. 3, p. 798-808 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of hospitality management 
Abstract: This study investigates a new mediation model, in which individuals' career choice goals are proposed to be influenced by the interplays of three influences including general self-efficacy, vocational interests, and person-job fit perceptions. Soon-to-be graduates of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) who just finalized their placement in the industry responded to self-completed questionnaires. They were 302 senior undergraduates from two institutes of higher education in tourism and hospitality on China's Hainan Island. The four indirect causal paths within this mediation model include: (a) general self-efficacy. →. person-job fit. →. choice goals, (b) general self-efficacy. →. vocational interests. →. choice goals, (c) general self-efficacy. →. vocational interests. →. person-job fit, and (d) vocational interests. →. person-job fit. →. choice goals. The results of structural equation modeling indicate that these four paths are all statistically significant and all the hypotheses regarding these paths therefore gain empirical support. The study's findings as well as their implications are discussed within the context of self-efficacy theory, career development theory, and human resource development practices in the hospitality and tourism domain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21206
ISSN: 0278-4319
EISSN: 1873-4693
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2011.09.016
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