Modeling of Factors Influencing Exploration of Medical Career Choices

Rizma Adlia Syakurah, Yayi Suryo Prabandari, Widyandana Widyandana, Taufan Bramantoro


Finding an effective model of career exploration behavior in medical students is important to construct effective career interventions.This study involved 1030 students of medical faculties in Indonesia. All data used an online survey questionnaire that was collected starting from October 2015. Path analysis showed both direct and indirect correlation towards the variables studied. Performance accomplishment had a stronger influence on self-efficacy. Verbal persuasion and self-efficacy correlate directly to career exploration. All variables are related to career exploration in medical students. Educators and policymakers are able to construct intervention in this area to encourage medical students to start exploring career options early.


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