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ERIC Number: EJ768705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
College Expectations of Rural Appalachian Youth: An Exploration of Social Cognitive Career Theory Factors
Ali, Saba Rasheed; Saunders, Jodi L.
Career Development Quarterly, v55 n1 p38-51 Sep 2006
An examination of social cognitive career theory (SCCT; R. W. Lent, S. D. Brown, & G. Hackett, 1994, 2000) factors contributing to the college expectations of high school students (N = 87) in rural Appalachia was conducted. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed support for the role of SCCT variables in predicting expectations to attend college. Specifically, the SCCT variables of perceptions of parental support and self-efficacy beliefs independently predicted Appalachian youth's expectations to attend college. Results are discussed in relation to SCCT, and implications for counseling and future research are presented. (Contain 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A