HomePhilippine Journal of Counseling Psychologyvol. 19 no. 1 (2017)

Exploring the Factor Structure of Career Decision-making Efficacy among Filipino Students

Angela Luisa Abaya-Garcia | Christine Joy A. Ballada



The construct of career decision-making self-efficacy (CDMSE) is often referenced in career counseling and guidance literature. CDMSE has been found to play an important role in understanding college students' career exploration behaviors (Betz & Hackett, 1981; Betz & Voyten, 1997) and career decision-making attitudes (Luzzo; 1993). It has also been found to significantly predict career indecision, in that higher levels of CDMSE relate to lower levels of career indecision (Guay, Senecal, Gauthier, & Fernet, 2003). Several studies have examined the structure of CDMSE in various cultural contexts, and this current study is an attempt to extend those findings on a sample of Filipino college students. Results suggest that a four-factor structure, characterized by Career Pursuit, Career Alignment, Career Shift, and Career Selection, describes the experience of career decision-making self-efficacy among Filipino students.