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Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies  البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

Abstract

The present study aims to explore how the concern about the future among graduate students at Mutah University bears influence on their targets designation and perceived self-efficacy. It also examines whether gender differences and specialization are differential factors in this influence. The study is based on a sample that consisted of 410 students (of whom 128 were males and 282 were females) who graduated in the second semester of the academic year 2014/2015. The students were chosen randomly and in a stratified manner. Three tools were applied to secure a credible measurement of concern about the future, targets designation, and perceived self-efficacy. The results indicated that the level of the concern about the future among graduate students at Mutah University was high, and that the relationship between the concern about the future and both targets designation and perceived self-efficacy was moderate and inverse. The results also indicated that while gender differences did not influence the relationship between the concern about the future, targets designations, and perceived self-efficacy, the college from where students graduated did. Students who graduated from scientific colleges were more capable of designating their goals and were more self-efficient than students of humanities

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