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Ng, Thomas W. H.; Feldman, Daniel C. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2007
The current article provides an extension of the conceptual literature on the school-to-work transition (STWT). Specifically, we attempt to integrate this diverse literature by proposing a role identity approach to studying STWTs. Here, we suggest that an individual's work role identity plays three roles in understanding the outcomes of STWTs: as…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Self Concept, Predictor Variables, Role Theory
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Leong, Frederick T. L.; Chou, Elayne L. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1994
Presents an integrated model of racial and ethnic identity based on how a group views its own and the dominant culture. Explicates relationships between Asian American ethnic identity, acculturation, and vocational behavior, through such areas as occupational stereotyping, segregation, aspiration, and prestige; and work attitudes and career…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Career Choice, Career Development
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Parham, Thomas A.; Austin, N. Lavada – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1994
The concept of nigrescence--formation of African-American racial identity--is useful for understanding African Americans' career development attitudes and behavior. Examination of research issues related to the influence of racial identity on values, opportunities, stereotypes, career decisions, and workforce diversity demonstrate that…
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Development
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Helms, Janet E.; Piper, Ralph E. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1994
Although racial identity theory has the potential to explain some aspects of career development, its value would be increased by conceptualizing race as a dependent variable in research and theory. Examples involving career salience, satisfaction, and satisfactoriness demonstrate the limitations of racial comparison studies. (SK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Development, Concept Formation, Job Satisfaction
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London, Manuel; Greller, Martin M. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1991
This review considers how research in vocational behavior reflects demographic changes during the last 20 years. The themes of career and life transitions and person/situation matches for minorities, women, and older workers are evident. The research points to ways of enhancing employees' career resilience, insight, and identity. (180 references)…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, Cultural Pluralism, Employed Women
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Smith, Elsie J. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1981
Three major areas of research are reviewed: the effects of maternal employment on preschoolers; the working mother and school-age children; and working mothers, identity development, and life satisfaction. Concludes that very few definitive answers exist regarding the effects of a mother's working on her family, children, and herself. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Career Development, Child Development, Children
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Morrow, Susan L.; And Others – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1996
Environmental and contextual influences shape academic and career interests through their impact on self-efficacy beliefs and outcome expectations. Stereotypes, gender-role expectations, and peer pressure may truncate adolescent career choices, especially those forming gay or lesbian sexual identities. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Development, Environmental Influences, Expectation, Homosexuality