Description: This study identified relationships among career-specific barriers (i.e., perfectionism, negative career thoughts, career decision-making self-efficacy) in a sample of 300 college students. The authors found relationships among the constructs of interest, prediction of variance in career decision-making self-efficacy, and differences among groups of perfectionists on endorsements of negative career thoughts and career decision-making self-efficacy. The findings suggest that interventions addressing maladaptive perfectionism and dysfunctional career thinking may enhance clients’ confidence in decision making.
Understand how factors, such as perfectionism, negative thinking, and low self-efficacy, are barriers to career development and progression.
Examine interventions which may enhance clients? confidence in career decision-making.