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ERIC Number: EJ1007396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Background, Personal, and Environmental Influences on the Career Planning of Adolescent Girls
Novakovic, Alexandra; Fouad, Nadya A.
Journal of Career Development, v40 n3 p223-244 Jun 2013
This study investigated the influence of background variables (age, race/ethnicity, mother's work status outside of the home, and socioeconomic status), personal variables (anticipatory role conflict and academic self-efficacy), and environmental variables (parental attachment and parental support) on aspects of adolescent girls' career planning. Four hierarchical regression analyses were performed with a sample of 217 adolescent females in an urban high school. The dependent variables representing aspects of future career planning were (a) plans for the integration of work and family; (b) gender-traditionality of career choice; (c) career commitment; and (d) aspired education level. Personal variables made the greatest contribution to adolescent girls' plans for the integration of work and family and career commitment. Background variables contributed most to gender-traditionality of career choice and aspired education level. Environmental variables did not make significant contributions to any of the dependent variables. Results and implications for counselors and educators are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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