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ERIC Number: EJ878989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Career Goal-Related Social Ties during Two Educational Transitions: Antecedents and Consequences
Tynkkynen, Lotta; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Salmela-Aro, Katariina
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v76 n3 p448-457 Jun 2010
This study examined adolescents' career goal-related social ties during the transition from compulsory to post-compulsory education and during transition from post-compulsory education to working-life or further studies. A total of 687 Finnish adolescents aged 15-16 were surveyed of whom 654 also participated at the second measurement point one year later, and 497 three years later. Differences in career goal-related social ties were found according to gender, GPA, family structure, and SES. Moreover, social ties were associated with educational track after compulsory school above and beyond SES, GPA, and family structure. Adolescents who named a teacher or a romantic partner were more likely to enter vocational track, while adolescents who named their father were more likely to enter academic track. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland