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ERIC Number: EJ927282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
A Career Decision-Making Profile of Latina/o Incoming College Students
Risco, Cristina M.; Duffy, Ryan D.
Journal of Career Development, v38 n3 p237-255 Jun 2011
The current study explored the work values, career decidedness, and career choice comfort of 236 Latina/o incoming college students. Of a possible 13 work values, students placed more importance on work enjoyment, genuine interest in the field, and job security and less importance on family expectations, having free time, and working without close supervision. Latina students placed more importance on genuine interest in the field and using their career to make a difference, whereas Latino students placed more importance on high anticipated earnings and working without close supervision. Additionally, regression analyses revealed that 17% of the variance in the prediction of career decidedness was determined by self-clarity, indecisiveness, and career choice importance; these same variables were found to predict 41% of the variance in career choice comfort. Among these variables, Latina students were found to be more indecisive and to have lower career choice importance. Research and practice implications are suggested. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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