ERIC Number: EJ1022272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Career Self-Appraisals and Educational Aspirations of Diverse First-Year College Students
Gasser, Courtney E.
College Student Journal, v47 n2 p364-372 Jun 2013
This study examined the career, social, and academic self-appraisals and educational aspirations of first-year college students of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds. Participants included 72 first-year students of Black, Asian, and White ethnicities. Career self-appraisals were significantly different for Black and Asian students when compared to White students, and subsequent analysis revealed that White students had higher career self-appraisals. Also, educational aspirations were significantly predicted by academic self-appraisals. Practice implications are explored.
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Freshmen, Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration, Social Development, African American Students, Asian American Students, White Students, Correlation, Prediction, Self Efficacy, Racial Differences, Questionnaires, Facilitators (Individuals), Orientation, Self Concept, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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