International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 183

Full Length Research Paper

Relationship between psychological hardiness and career decision-making self-efficacy among eleventh grade students in Sultanate of Oman

Mohammad Sheikh Hammoud
  • Mohammad Sheikh Hammoud
  • Department of Psychology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
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Bakkar S. Bakkar
  • Bakkar S. Bakkar
  • Department of Psychology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
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Maher M. Abu-Hilal
  • Maher M. Abu-Hilal
  • Department of Psychology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
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Yousuf Saif Mohammed Al Rujaibi
  • Yousuf Saif Mohammed Al Rujaibi
  • Department of Psychology, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
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  •  Received: 18 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 04 February 2019
  •  Published: 28 February 2019

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the association between psychological hardiness and career decision-making self-efficacy among eleventh grade students in the Sultanate of Oman. To achieve this purpose, psychological hardiness scale (PHS), and career decision self-efficacy- short form- were administered to a sample of 500 students of eleventh grade (n = 260) males and (n = 240) females. Findings revealed that the level of psychological hardiness was less than the mean of items, while career decision making self-efficacy level was more than the mean of items; there was no great correlation between psychological hardiness and career decision making self-efficacy. The findings also showed there were significant gender variations in psychological hardiness, while there were no great gender variations in career decision-making self-efficacy. Regarding GPA, the findings showed there were no great variations in psychological hardiness, while there were significant differences in career decision making self-efficacy. It is concluded that although there was no significant correlation between psychological hardiness and career decision-making self-efficacy, psychological hardiness positively affects individual’s decisions in life.

 

Key words: Psychological hardiness, career decision-making self-efficacy, Oman.