ERIC Number: EJ930518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Constructivism and Career Decision Self-Efficacy for Asian Americans and African Americans
Grier-Reed, Tabitha; Ganuza, Zoila M.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n2 p200-205 Spr 2011
Career development that adequately addresses the needs of multicultural students is important. The authors explored whether a constructivist career course might be a viable mechanism for improving career decision self-efficacy for 81 Asian American and African American college students. Results indicated significant increases in all 5 elements of career decision self-efficacy: self-appraisal, occupational information, goal selection, planning, and problem solving. Hence, constructivism shows potential as a way to integrate multicultural and career competencies in the classroom.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), African Americans, College Students, Occupational Information, Self Efficacy, Asian Americans, Career Development, Career Choice, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Access to Information, Goal Orientation, Planning, Problem Solving, Student Diversity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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