Journal of Social Sciences

Career Maturity of Students with Visual Impairment in Relation to their Self Efficacy and Self Advocacy

Kaur Supreet and Juneja Mamta

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2018.30.42

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 14, 2018

Pages 30-42

Abstract

The study investigated relationship of career maturity with career decision self-efficacy and self-advocacy of the students with visual impairment. Mixed method approach employed for the study. Purposive sampling technique was employed, a sample of 100 students were taken for study. The main finding are: There is a significant relationship between career maturity (competence test) and career decision making self-efficacy of the students with visual impairment. There is a significant relationship between career maturity (self-appraisal, occupational information, goal selection, problem solving) and self-advocacy of the students with visual impairment. There is no significant gender difference on career maturity of students with visual impairment. Career decision making self-efficacy and self- advocacy were found to be the predictors of career maturity (self-appraisal, goal selection, planning) and contribute significantly to career maturity (self-appraisal, goal selection, planning) of students with visual impairment. Career decision making self-efficacy was found the predictors of career maturity (occupational information, problem solving) and contribute significantly to career maturity (occupational information, problem solving) of students with visual impairment. There are various factors such as socioeconomic status, uneducated parents, knowledge of braille etc. which contributed to low career maturity of the students with visual impairment.

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© 2018 Kaur Supreet and Juneja Mamta. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.