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Arab business administration students: attributes and career decision making self‐efficacy expectations

Ikhlas A. Abdalla (Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar)

International Journal of Career Management

ISSN: 0955-6214

Article publication date: 1 December 1995

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Abstract

Explores the direct effects of internal orientation, self‐esteem, instrumentality, expressiveness and the interactive effects of internality, instrumentality and self‐esteem on the variance of career decision‐making self‐efficacy expectation. A set of questionnaires was administered to a group of Kuwaiti college students (Bachelor of Business Administration programme) which consisted of 84 men and 150 women. Results indicated that among men and women instrumental attributes had a considerably stronger positive relationship with career decision making self‐efficacy than the other independent variables and that while the interactive effect of internality and instrumentality on career decision making was significant, the interactions of internality and self‐esteem and instrumentality and self‐esteem were not. Discusses results and implications in the context of Arab sociopolitics.

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Abdalla, I.A. (1995), "Arab business administration students: attributes and career decision making self‐efficacy expectations", International Journal of Career Management, Vol. 7 No. 6, pp. 27-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556219510098082

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