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ERIC Number: EJ785632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Contextual Affordances of Rural Appalachian Individuals
Bennett, Sara Lynne Rieder
Journal of Career Development, v34 n3 p241-262 2008
Vocational psychology has recently begun examining the career development of marginalized and underrepresented populations. Social cognitive career theory provides a theoretical understanding of how cultural differences, resources, and barriers may affect the vocational choices and actions of individuals from minority populations. Contextual affordances, in particular, provide psychologists with a mechanism through which both distal and proximal environments influence vocational outcomes. This article examines the contextual affordances of Appalachian individuals from a social justice perspective. Implications for interventions and future research are proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Researchers
Language: English
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