Structural Relationships among Engineering Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectations, Interests, Learning Persistence and Career Preparation Behavior of Engineering Students

공과대학생의 학업지속과 진로준비행동에 영향을 미치는 공학효능감과 결과기대, 흥미간의 구조적 관계

  • Lee, Myunghwa (Department of Educational Technology, Ewha Woman's University) ;
  • Lee, Jeongmin (Department of Educational Technology, Ewha Woman's University)
  • 이명화 (이화여자대학교 교육공학과) ;
  • 이정민 (이화여자대학교 교육공학과)
  • Received : 2015.06.30
  • Accepted : 2015.07.15
  • Published : 2015.07.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate structural relationships among engineering self-efficacy, outcome expectation, interest, learning persistence, and career preparation behavior of engineering students. Participants (n=428) completed measures of engineering self-efficacy, outcome expectations, interests, learning persistence, and career preparation behavior. Results from structural equation modeling analysis were found to support the proposed model which included learning persistence and career preparation behavior, influence from engineering self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and interests. In addition, major persistence intention and career preparation behavior of engineering college students are influenced by the direct and indirect effects on engineering self-efficacy, interest, and outcome expectations. The implications of the findings on practice for Korean engineering college students are discussed.

Keywords

Engineering self-efficacy;Outcome expectations;Interests;Learning persistence;Career preparation behavior

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