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ERIC Number: EJ937656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
The Influences of Career Support and Sexual Identity on Sexual Minority Women's Career Aspirations
Fisher, Lauren D.; Gushue, George V.; Cerrone, Michelle T.
Career Development Quarterly, v59 n5 p441-454 Sep 2011
The authors examined the relationship between sexual identity, family/friend career support, and career aspirations in a sample of 381 sexual minority women. The results indicated that family career support and friend career support were positively related to career aspirations of sexual minority women. The results also indicated that the relationship between family career support and career aspirations depended on the level of negative sexual identity. The findings demonstrate the utility of social cognitive career theory (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994, 2002) with this particular population. Limitations and implications for further research and practice are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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