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ERIC Number: ED457511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 26
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Applying Social Cognitive Career Development Theory to Asian Americans.
Tang, Mei
This paper hypothesized that higher levels of acculturation lead Asian American individuals to have more self-efficacy and interests in non-stereotypical occupations. One hundred eighty-seven Asian American students from various college campuses completed the Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identify Acculturation Scale, the Confidence Inventory, and the Questionnaire about Asian American Career Development. The results of correlations and path analysis point to the role of acculturation in influencing career self efficacy, vocational interests, and career choices. The findings support the hypothesis that higher acculturation leads people to have higher self-efficacy and vocational interests in non-stereotypical roles; and that it also leads people to finally choose a non-stereotypical career choice. It is important for counselors to recognize the context in which Asian American's develop their interests, values, and self-efficacy in relation to careers, and to be aware of their acculturation level in order to provide effective counseling in career decision making. Helping clients understand their environment and the interaction of the traditional career assessment indices is strongly encouraged. (Contains 46 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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