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ERIC Number: EJ775293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0167
Intrapersonal, Familial, and Cultural Factors in the Commitment to a Career Choice of Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White College Women
Caldera, Yvonne M.; Robitschek, Christine; Frame, Mary; Pannell, Martha
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v50 n3 p309-323 Jul 2003
These 2 studies assessed intrapersonal, familial, and cultural factors in the process of committing to a career choice of 91 and 71 Mexican American (MA) and 52 and 76 non-Hispanic White (NHW) college women. Factors different from what previous theory and research have suggested may propel the commitment to a career choice in these 2 groups. MA women's commitment to a career choice was influenced more by their instrumentality and less by their expressiveness or their parents: NHW's commitment was influenced by familial factors rather than by intrapersonal factors in Study 1 and by instrumentality in Study 2. These findings underscore the need to investigate intrapersonal, contextual factors and culture in women's processes of committing to a career choice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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