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ERIC Number: ED244117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
Need for Career Planning among Minority and White University Students.
Hall, Eleanor R.
In a study of university undergraduates, the students were presented with a list of 17 academic, career, social, and personal goals and asked whether the goals were important to them and whether they had achieved or were achieving them. The subjects were over 1,400 undergraduates in a random sample of all the classes offered at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the spring 1980 semester. Of the 17 goals, the percentage indicating need (goal important, not being achieved) was highest for the goal of forming career planning. Minority women, however, were significantly more likely than white women to indicate a need to form career plans. Little relationship existed between a disadvantaged background and need for career planning. Maturity was somewhat related to need for career plans. For white men and women and minority men, career planning needs were negatively related to college classes, with freshmen indicating the highest needs. For minority women, career planning needs were unrelated to classes and were associated with an education or social science major. The study underlined the need for more educational guidance and career counseling for minority students, particularly women. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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