Academic Support Services and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy in Student Athletes
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013
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The Career Development Quarterly
Volume 61, Issue 2, pages 161–167, June 2013
How to Cite
Burns, G. N., Jasinski, D., Dunn, S. and Fletcher, D. (2013), Academic Support Services and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy in Student Athletes. The Career Development Quarterly, 61: 161–167. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2013.00044.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013
- Received 03/17/12; Revised 07/23/12; Accepted 07/30/12
- career development;
- career decision-making self-efficacy;
- student athletes;
- academic support services
This study examined the relationship between evaluations of academic support services and student athletes’ career decision-making self-efficacy. One hundred and fifty-eight NCAA athletes (68% male) from 11 Division I teams completed measures of satisfaction with their academic support services, career decision-making self-efficacy, general self-efficacy, and locus of control. Results indicated that evaluations of academic support services were positively related to levels of career decision-making self-efficacy. In addition, this relationship was moderated such that student athletes with lower levels of general self-efficacy and internal locus of control benefited more from positive experiences with academic support services. Limitations and implications are discussed.