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ERIC Number: EJ770251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0787
Job Choice and Career Relevance for Today's College Students
Larkin, Judith E.; LaPort, Kate A.; Pines, Harvey A.
Journal of Employment Counseling, v44 n2 p86 Jun 2007
Previous research on college student employment has focused on differences among students based on year of college attendance but included relatively few participants over the age of 25. The current study investigated the relationship between job choice, job/career relevance, and job satisfaction for students under age 20 (n = 143), students ages 20-24 (n = 253), and students over age 25 (n = 141). Results revealed significant differences among age groups in reasons for job choice and reaffirmed the positive correlation that past research had found between job satisfaction and career relevance. Findings emphasized the importance of choosing employment for career-oriented reasons rather than for reasons of convenience. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A