ERIC Number: ED314663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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Factors Affecting the Career Aspirations of Asian Americans.
Leung, S. Alvin
This study examined the career aspirations of Asian American college students, using a retrospective method of data collection that asked subjects to report various occupational alternatives that they have considered in their lifetime so far. Male (N=52) and female (N=97) Asian Americans were compared with a Euro-American group of 95 males and 151 females. Results indicated that Asian American subjects were more likely to consider realistic and investigative occupations while Euro-American subjects were more likely to consider artistic, enterprising, and conventional occupations. Asian Americans also considered occupations that were higher in prestige than Euro-American subjects. Finally, Asian males (but not females) considered occupations that were more traditional in sex type than their Euro-American counterparts. Implications were discussed for theory, research, and counseling. Twenty-two references and four tables are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (97th, New Orleans, LA, August 11-15, 1989).