Effects of Career Exploration Module on Career Planning, Career Self-Efficacy and Career Maturity among Community College Students

Jasmi Bin Abu Talib, Zakaria Mohamad, Norwaliza Abdul Wahab

Abstract


This study aims to look at the impact of the Career Exploration Module on the ability of career planning, career self-efficacy and career maturity among community college students. A quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate using non-equivalent pre-test and post-test control group. The sample comprised 122 semester four students from two community colleges in the state of Malacca. Data were collected using three sets of instruments; i) Career Planning Competencies Instruments to measure the ability of career planning, ii) Career Maturity Inventory-Revised (CM-R) to measure attitudes and skills in career planning and iii) Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale (CDMSE-SF) to measure the level of students' career self-efficacy. The reliability of the instruments was analyzed using Cronbach Alpha and the value for all three instruments exceeded .70. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Descriptive analysis uses mean, frequency and percentage to see the difference between groups while inferential analysis uses MANOVA to see the difference between the groups after the experiment. The results showed that there was a significant difference between the control group and the experimental group for the variables of the abilities of career planning, career self-efficacy and career maturity after the experiment. The results of the experiment have shown that the ability of career planning, career self-efficacy and career maturity can be improved if students follow a systematic career program. The usage of Careers Exploration Module has proven to build community college students in improving their career skills.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s1p464


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