The present research examined the influence of self-regulated decision making on satisfaction in career path (college major for Study 1, job for Study 2) and major-related career choice. Results indicate a full mediating effect of fit in the relationship between self-regulated decision making and satisfaction in career path. Self-regulated decision making also influenced major-job congruence via satisfaction with a participant's college major. Findings suggest that individuals who possess self-regulatory ability in decision-making contexts were more likely to choose majors and jobs of good fit, experience satisfaction from their career decisions, and choose careers relevant to their college majors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management