Impact of self-efficacy on the effectiveness of the school-to-work transition.
Paweł Kot, Bohdan Rożnowski
Institute of Psychology The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

People with greater self-efficacy function better in various spheres of life compared to those with low self-efficacy (Bandura, 2000). This paper tackles the problem of the impact of intensified self-efficacy on the effectiveness of the school-to-work transition.

Two surveys were performed for two groups: In the first survey, 210 respondents were interviewed at various levels of the school-to-work transition (graduates, respondents with 1 and 2 years of work experience). The other survey was longitudinal and covered 120 respondents. It was performed for the first time a few weeks before graduation from the university, and half a year later when the respondents were already employees.

During the research the original measurement scale The Self-Efficacy in Life Roles Scale (Kot, Rożnowski; 2014), The Generalised Self-Efficacy Scale (in Polish adaptation Schwarcer, Jerusalem i Juczyński, 2001) and demographics were used, which made it possible to obtain socio-demographic data on the current situation of the respondents on the labour market.

The results of both surveys confirm that people with greater self-efficacy (both general self-efficacy and that of a student and a worker) function more effectively after the school-to-work transition. Results of the longitudinal survey are of particular importance here, where the self-efficacy developed by a student translates into better functioning on the labour market after transition (such people find work more often and more often it corresponds to their qualifications).

Paweł Kot
13. Labor market issues
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