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Health  2010 

Group training on the improvement of college students'career decision-making self-efficacy

DOI: 10.4236/health.2010.26082, PP. 551-556

Keywords: College Student, Group Training, Attribution Training,Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy

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A group training was conducted on 17 college students to improve their career decision-making self-efficacy (CDMSE). The result showed that there was significant difference between the pre-test and the post-test for the experimental group (n = 17), whereas no significant difference was found between the pre-test and the post- test for the control group (n = 17). In the pre-test, there was no significant difference between the experimental group and the control group, and obvious difference between the two groups was found in the post-test. This indicated that the group training was effective on improving the CDMSE of the college students whose scores of CDMSE were below 27% point of the total students.

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