ERIC Number: EJ723449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 39
Career Assessment with Native Americans: Role Salience and Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy
Brown, Chris; Lavish, Lea A.
Journal of Career Assessment, v14 n1 p116-129 2006
One hundred thirty-seven Native American college students currently attending a tribal college were surveyed regarding their life-role salience and career decision-making self-efficacy. Also included was an examination of students reason for attending college. Findings revealed that although participation, commitment, and value expectations for the work role were more salient than the role of community service across these same three dimensions, home/family participation and commitment emerged as more salient than work participation and commitment. Correlational analysis indicated that (a) value expectations for work; (b) student role participation, commitment, and value expectations; and (c) community service commitment and value expectations all significantly correlated with career decision-making self-efficacy. Participants decisions to attend college suggested that they regard education as important to a good life and are motivated to attend college to help their family and community and to escape the high unemployment rate on the reservation.
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Self Efficacy, American Indian Students, College Students, Career Choice, Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Family Influence, Student Participation, Role of Education
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Education Level: Higher Education
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