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ERIC Number: EJ1101581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Career Aspirations and the First Generation Student: Unraveling the Layers with Social Cognitive Career Theory
Raque-Bogdan, Trisha L.; Lucas, Margaretha S.
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n3 p248-262 Apr 2016
Undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate family to go to college represent a unique population on campus deserving special attention to their educational and career development needs. We explored career development characteristics of first-generation college students and compared them to those who are not first-generation, using Lent, Brown, and Hackett's (1994) social cognitive career theory as a theoretical base. Findings indicated significant differences between the 2 groups, and the importance of college self-efficacy and college outcome expectations for the career aspirations of first-generation college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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