THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT PERCEPTION AND SOCIO ECONOMIC STATUS ON CAREER DECISION MAKING SELF EFFICACY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Self efficacy concept which was taken into consideration in social-cognitive career theory is one of the important concepts. Self efficacy which is described as beliefs related whether individuals can manage behaviors needed for reaching particular results in a successful way or not is directly influenced by environmental factors. This research is a survey method in which whether some factors such as advising, giving information, emotional support, financial support, help, appreciation, modeling belonging to social support perception and SES have influence on self efficacy or not. Scope of the research is 461 elementary school students (49 %, 226 female, 51 %, 235 male) who are continuing education in 2008-2009 educational semester. In order to gain the data of the research “Social Support Perception Questionnaire”, “Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale” and “Personal Information Form” were used. According to gained data there is a significant relation between career decision making self efficacy and social support perception with SES. However social support perception and SES predict career decision making self efficacy in a significant way. Recommendations were discussed by being developed in the light of gained data.