Financial, Teacher Related Student’s Stressors And Career Anxiety: Moderating Role Of Self-Competency

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Saira Maqsood , Rabia Kiren , Fatima Naeem , Qurra-Tul-Ain Butt , Farah Qayyum , Muhammad Farhan Tabassum


Career planning from an early age is important for students to prepare themselves for their future. Apart from focusing on academic activities, career planning is also important so that they have a clear idea of ​​what they want to pursue after graduation. This study was carried out with the primary objective of investigating the relationship between student’s stressors related to academia, self-competence, and anxiety related to career and moderating role of self-competence in relationship to academic stressors and career anxiety among college students. 300 students from college level with age range of 16-21(M=18, SD=1.02) has been recruited through correlational research design and purposive sampling strategy. To gather the responses from the participants, Survey of College Academic stressors (SCAS) scale (Calaguas, 2012), Self-Liking and Self-Competence Scale (SLSCS) (Tafarodi & Swan, 2001), Career Anxiety Scale (CAS) (Michelle, 2014) and socio-demographic Performa were used. Result showed that Academic stressor subscales Subject related stressors, Teacher related Stressors, Financial related Stressors and Expectation Stressors are positively correlated with each other and negatively related with self-competence. It is also revealed that Academic stressors Teacher related Stressors, and Financial related Stressors have positive relationship with career anxiety and negatively correlated with self-competence. (***p<.001). The findings also revealed that Teacher related Stressors, and Financial related Stressors have interactional effect with self -competence. Also, Self-competence moderate the relationship between academic stressors and career anxiety (***p<.001). The investigation of this study will be helpful for the students to realize their potentials, enhance critical thinking and decision making for career planning and selection.

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