Medcamp's Effect on Junior High School Students' Medical Career Self‐Efficacy

Joan D. Speight, Kenneth S. Rosenthal, Bonnie J. Jones, Paula M. Gastenveld

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Medcamp, a 3‐day problem‐based career intervention for students entering the 9th grade, implemented each of the 4 antecedents for self‐efficacy. Ten boys and 35 girls participated in Medcamp; of these, 35 completed and returned the Medical Career Self‐Efficacy Scales (developed by the authors for their study) both at the beginning and at the end of the program. Three scales measured specific self‐efficacy (tasks students had performed during Medcamp), related self‐efficacy (other tasks students would complete by the second year of medical school), and general self‐efficacy (included lifestyle variables and study habits). Results demonstrated significant increases in self‐efficacy on all 3 scales. 1995 National Career Development Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-295
Number of pages11
JournalThe Career Development Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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