SEX DIFFERENCE AND GENDER DIFFERENCE IN CAREER DECISION PROCESS FROM A VIEWPOINT OF SOCIAL COGNITIVE CAREER THEORY
 
Adachi, K., Waseda University, Japan
 
Recently, Lent, Brown & Hackett (1994) developed Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) by applying Bandura's Social cognitive theory to the domain of career development. As has already been pointed out by Lent et al.(1994), most studies on career choice have emphasized sex (a biological variable) much more than gender (a sociocultural variable). While, SCCT focus on the influence of gender toward the career development process.The purpose of this study was to investigate the university student's career decision process based on SCCT. Hierarchical regression strategy was employed to explore the nature of relations among Sex, Gender, Career Self- Efficacy, and Career Outcome Expectation.