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ERIC Number: EJ804472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Factors Influencing High School Students to Persist in Aspirations of Teaching Careers
Mau, Wei-Cheng J.; Mau, Yun-Hwa
Journal of Career Development, v32 n3 p234-249 2006
This study longitudinally tracks 10th grade students for 4 years regarding their persistence in aspirations of teaching careers using a nationally representative sample (National Educational Longitudinal Survey of 1988). Factors contributing to persistence in aspirations of teaching careers are examined based on the social-cognitive career theory (SCCT). Results suggest that there are racial differences in persistence in aspirations to teaching careers. Students who persist perform better on academic achievement, score higher on locus of control, and come from a family that had a higher socioeconomic status and a higher parental education level than students who do not persist. Results also suggest a good fit of the social-cognitive model in prediction of persistence in teaching aspirations. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A