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ERIC Number: EJ936011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Structuring Opportunity: The Role of School Context in Shaping High School Students' Occupational Aspirations
Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Perna, Laura W.; Swan, Amy K.
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n4 p330-344 Jun 2011
This study explores the occupational aspirations of high school students planning to attend college by drawing on a multilayered model of college enrollment, social cognitive career theory, and multiple descriptive case studies of 15 high schools. Students' occupational aspirations and their understanding of the education required to achieve these aspirations appear to be connected to the resource level of schools in this study. The nature of career programming provided also varied by school resource level, illustrating how multiple layers of context shape the development of students' career interests as well as their decision making with respect to educational and career choices. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A