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ERIC Number: EJ880869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Possible Selves among Urban Youths of Color: An Exploration of Peer Beliefs and Gender Differences
Perry, Justin C.; Vance, Kristen S.
Career Development Quarterly, v58 n3 p257-269 Mar 2010
Drawing from possible selves theory (H. Markus & P. Nurius, 1986), this study explored the roles of peer beliefs about school and gender differences in the development of academic and occupational visions of the future among 216 urban youths of color. Peer beliefs were not related to career and educational possible selves. No gender-based differences were found in educational possible selves; however, boys were more likely to report hoped-for and expected possible selves with lower occupational prestige than were girls. Directions for future research and the implications for practice in counseling urban youths of color are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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