Few studies have examined undergraduate students’ decision making on postgraduate study, yet a better understanding may help university administrators provide improved student support and guidance. Career decision-making theory was used in a study of 547 business/management students in five Australian universities to determine the impact of student career decision-making self-efficacy and career decision to predict students’ intentions to progress to postgraduate study. Results indicate students with high career certainty, although almost twice as likely to be aware of postgraduate study options as students who are career undecided, are less likely to intend to pursue postgraduate study than students with high self efficacy. Implications for theory and research are included.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 24th ANZAM Conference 2010|
|Subtitle of host publication||managing for unknowable futures|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane|
|Publisher||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (24th : 2010) - Adelaide|
Duration: 7 Dec 2010 → 10 Dec 2010
|Conference||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (24th : 2010)|
|Period||7/12/10 → 10/12/10|
- student decision-making
- career decision
Varhegyi, M. M., & Jepsen, D. M. (2010). Career certainty and career decision-making self efficacy in postgraduate study intention. In Proceedings of the 24th ANZAM Conference 2010: managing for unknowable futures (pp. 1-19). Brisbane: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.