Social Cognitive Perspective on Factors Influencing Taiwanese Sport Management Students’ Career Intentions

Chun Chen Chan, Su Ching Chen, Yu Wei Lin, Tsung Yao Liao, Yu En Lin

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Social cognitive career theory (SCCT) was used as a basis for investigating the factors influencing the career intentions of Taiwanese sports management students. Participants (N = 696) completed measures gauging social support, self-efficacy, outcome expectations, career interests, and career intentions. The results of a path analysis supported SCCT, indicating that self-efficacy contributed to career interests, outcome expectations, and career intentions. Social support was related to self-efficacy, and outcome expectations were related to career interests. However, the results did not support the hypotheses that social support and outcome expectations contribute to career intentions. The practical implications of these findings for counseling Taiwanese sports management students are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-252
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Career Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1



  • career interests
  • outcome expectations
  • self-efficacy
  • social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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