ERIC Number: ED442959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-26
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The Impact of Career and Ethnic Influences on Career Resilience.
Fisher, Teresa A.; Stafford, Mary E.
The effects of career-related factors and ethnic background on career resilience were examined in a study of 467 graduate and undergraduate students (68 African American, 42 Hispanic, and 357 Anglo American). The students ranged in age from 17 through 56 years and were predominately from middle- to upper-middle-class homes. The 102-item Career Influence and Resilience Inventory was used to examine the students' career resilience and the effect of parent, teacher, and peer attitudes/supportiveness on the students' career resilience. The Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure was used to gather data on the students' ethnic identity, orientation to others, and identification with "American" ideals. No differences were found between the mean scores for the three ethnic groups on career resilience or for any of the career influence factors examined. However, the correlations for ethnic identity differed considerably across the groups. For African Americans, high levels of career resilience were associated with having a strong sense of one's cultural roots and ethnic pride. For Anglo Americans, orientation to other groups and strong identification with the ideals of the majority culture were associated with high levels of career resilience. The regression model was not significant for Hispanic students. (Contains 56 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Career Choice, Career Education, College Students, Coping, Cultural Background, Ethnic Groups, High Schools, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Influences, Literature Reviews, Parent Influence, Peer Influence, Predictor Variables, Self Efficacy, Social Support Groups, Teacher Influence, Whites, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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