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Self Efficacy And Vocational Interests In The Prediction Of Academic Performance Of Students In Engineering Technology

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.541.1 - 5.541.6



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Asad Yousuf

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Session 2548

Self-Efficacy and Vocational Interests in the Prediction of Academic Performance of Students in Engineering Technology

Asad Yousuf Savannah State University.


Research on career self-efficacy has previously focused on investigations of the relationship of general elements of self-efficacy to students’ consideration of a range of career options. However, researchers have moved from that traditional approach of general self-efficacy towards examining self-efficacy in relation to educational progress and achievement in specific fields. This paper will discuss the result of the study conducted to explore the extent to which variables such as career self-efficacy beliefs, math-SAT scores, high school GPA and vocational interest could predict the academic performance of the students enrolled in Computer Science and Engineering Technology programs.

The participants (N=125) included in the statistical analyses consisted of 85 males and 40 females. These participants completed measures of self-efficacy and expressed vocational interests in technical fields using a three-part instrument, referred to as the Science and Engineering Career questionnaire (SEC).

The results of the study provides the information needed in the process of translating self- efficacy theory into a practical model/tool useful for counselors and educators to select and prepare students who enter Computer Science and Engineering Technology programs. Finally, recommendation for future research to identify the factors influencing the academic performance of students in Computer Science and Engineering Technology programs will be discussed.


Computer Science and Engineering Technology graduates are more and more in demand, however, the supply of academically prepared graduates is not sufficient to meet the demands of

Yousuf, A. (2000, June), Self Efficacy And Vocational Interests In The Prediction Of Academic Performance Of Students In Engineering Technology Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8690

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