ERIC Number: EJ1101581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, First Generation College Students, Social Cognition, Career Development, Undergraduate Students, Social Theories, Learning Theories, Comparative Analysis, Self Efficacy, Outcomes of Education, Expectation, Parent Participation, Context Effect, Barriers, Multiple Regression Analysis, Likert Scales
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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