The effects of self-efficacy on career choices and job readiness among people with intellectual disability in Singapore
Goh, Li Li
Li, J-Y. (Jen-Yi)
This study examined the effects of general and social self-efficacy on career choices and job readiness among people with ID. Participants are 47 students enrolled in a special school, with an intelligence quotient (IQ) ranging from 50 to 70. Three self-report instruments were administered, including: the General Self-Efficacy Scale - ID version, the Glasgow Social Self-Efficacy Scale, and the Job Readiness Scale – ID version. Students were also asked to indicate their career choices and provided their demographic characteristics through a semi-structured questionnaire. Research findings provided vocational rehabilitation professionals with information on the importance of self-efficacy and suggested for interventions aimed at developing students’ self-efficacy to improve their job readiness.