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ERIC Number: EJ804474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
Junior High School Students' Career Plans for the Future: A Canadian Perspective
Bardick, Angela D.; Bernes, Kerry B.; Magnusson, Kris C.; Witko, Kim D.
Journal of Career Development, v32 n3 p250-271 2006
This study uses the Comprehensive Career Needs Survey to assess the career plans of junior high school students in Southern Alberta, Canada. Junior high students are asked (a) what they plan to do after they leave high school; (b) their confidence in finding an occupation they enjoy, obtaining training or education, and finding work in their chosen occupation; (c) how important it is to work in their community; and (d) where they anticipate working. Results indicate that junior high students intend to pursue further education and work and are optimistic about achieving their career goals. Students would like to find employment in their community but are considering working provincially, nationally, or internationally. Results suggest that career planning programs need to begin at the junior high level and that junior high students need to be involved in career program planning and future needs assessments. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada