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ERIC Number: EJ804293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
A Qualitative Examination of Mexican Immigrants' Career Development: Perceived Barriers and Motivators
Shinnar, Rachel Sheli
Journal of Career Development, v33 n4 p338-375 2007
This study examines the variables shaping career development among Mexican immigrants. Based on qualitative interviews with 17 adult, Mexican immigrants, a model describing the barriers and motivators to career development for this sample is offered. Findings indicate that Mexican immigrants' careers are shaped by three sets of interrelated variables: individual-level variables (i.e., personal characteristics and personal goals), group-level variables (i.e., cultural value orientation, immigrant status, and workplace discrimination), and contextual variables (i.e., the state of the labor market and immigration trends). In addition, findings indicate a need to examine progression into higher level line positions separately from supervisory and/or managerial positions. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Nevada