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Korean J Adult Nurs. 2013 Oct;25(5):559-566. Korean.
Published online October 31, 2013.  https://doi.org/10.7475/kjan.2013.25.5.559
© 2013 Korean Society of Adult Nursing
The Influence of Academic Self-efficacy and Major Satisfaction on Career Attitude Maturity in Nursing Students
Su Jeong Han
Department of Nursing, Konyang University, Daejon, Korea.

Corresponding author: Han, Su Jeong. Department of Nursing, Konyang University, 28 Wonangmaeul, Seo-gu, Daejon 302-718, Korea. Tel: +82-42-600-6344, Fax: +82-42-600-6314, Email: sjhan@konyang.ac.kr
Received June 19, 2013; Revised July 31, 2013; Accepted October 15, 2013.

Abstract

Purpose

This study examines the relationships between academic self-efficacy, major satisfaction, and career attitude maturity among nursing students. The study further explored the mediating effect of major satisfaction on the relationship between academic self-efficacy and career attitude maturity.

Methods

Data were collected via questionnaires from 239 nursing students in D city and P city from March 1 to March 30, 2012. Pearson's correlation and multiple regression analyses were used to assess the relationships between the variables.

Results

1. The mean scores for academic self-efficacy, career attitude maturity, and major satisfaction were 3.81, 3.67, and 3.89, respectively. 2. Academic self-efficacy was positively correlated with major satisfaction and career attitude maturity. 3. Major satisfaction had a mediating effect on the relationship between academic self-efficacy and career attitude maturity.

Conclusion

Academic self-efficacy is expected to serve as a foundation for the promotion of career attitude maturity.

Keywords: Self-efficacy; Satisfaction; Career; Attitude; Students

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Table 1
General Characteristics of the Subjects (N=239)
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Table 2
Score for Academic Self-efficacy, Major Satisfaction, and Career Attitude Maturity (N=239)
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Table 3
Correlation among Academic Self-efficacy, Major Satisfaction, and Career Attitude Maturity (N=239)
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Table 4
Mediating Effect of Major Satisfaction on the Relationship between Academic Self-efficacy and Career Attitude Maturity
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