This study aimed to determine of gender-based differences in career competence expectations of students studying in Manisa Celal Bayar University in 2015-2016 academic year. This is a cross-sectional study. The research population is composed of the undergraduate students studying in Manisa Celal Bayar University (n=4698). The research sample was determined as 1251 with the smallest sample as 50% prevalence and 1% margin of error at 0.05. A total of 1626 people were reached. Data were collected with three forms in the study namely sociodemographic questionnaire form, attitudes related to career-gender effect questionnaire and Career Decision Competence Expectations Scale Short Questionnaire. A statistically significant relation was established between the career expectations of research group and age and gender. As the age gets older, career expectations of male students are better than others. However, a statistically significant relation was found between male and female students concerning the gender-career effect attitudes in the research group. Male students are more inclined to gendered attitude. It has been determined that career expectations differ by gender. In this concept, it is thought that the programs related to gender and sex may increase the academic career expectations of especially female students.
Gender, career, career competence expectation.