Examining The Relationships Among Self Efficacy, And Job Satisfaction Using Social Career Cognitive Theory

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Chang, Y., & Edwards, J. K. (2015). Examining the relationships among self-efficacy, coping, and job satisfaction using social career cognitive theory an SEM analysis. Journal of Career Assessment, 23(1), 35-47. doi:10.1177/1069072714523083 The authors use social career cognitive theory to explore the relationship between coping style, self-efficacy, and job satisfaction. Social career cognitive theory states that job outcomes are a result of goal-orientated behavior, personality, and contextual factors, such as work conditions and/or interpersonal relationships. Chang and Edwards ' empirical study of nurses in Taiwan found that high self-efficacy leads to use of problem-focused coping resulting in higher job satisfaction, while low self-efficacy resulted in emotional-focus coping styles, such as avoidance resulting in low job satisfaction and increased job stress. However, the authors caution that national culture could have played in role in the results. The purpose of this study was to provide an empirical foundation for design and implementation of intervention strategies to enhance job satisfaction; thereby, reducing absenteeism, turnover rates, job stress, and improving working conditions and relationships. This article provides empirical support for the motivational improvement program integrating self-efficacy training seminars that will empower and enhance the motivation of employees.
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