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ERIC Number: EJ1167465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2333-715X
The Effects of Purpose Orientations on Recent High School Graduates' College Application Decisions
Sharma, Gitima; Kim, Jungnam; Bryan, Julia
Journal of College Access, v3 n2 Article 8 p98-117 Jul 2017
Using the 2002 Educational Longitudinal Study database, the authors examined the different types of purpose orientations amongst a nationally representative sample of adolescents and the effect of these purpose orientations on high school graduates' college application decisions. Results indicated four types of purpose orientations: career, interpersonal, altruistic, and self-oriented purpose orientations. Only career purpose orientation was positively related to high school graduates decision to apply for college. Implications for school counseling and research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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