ERIC Number: EJ1032327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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The Influence of Cultural Social Identity on Graduate Student Career Choice
Haley, Karen J.; Jaeger, Audrey J.; Levin, John S.
Journal of College Student Development, v55 n2 p101-119 Mar 2014
This study examines and enriches understanding of the career choice process for graduate students of color. Social identity theory (SIT) is used as a framework to expand our understanding of how and why graduate students choose (or do not choose) faculty careers. Graduate students' cultural social identities influenced their career choice beyond work-life balance as they sought an integrated life that included values, beliefs, and perspectives that represent their cultural community.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Career Choice, African American Students, Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Teaching (Occupation), Social Theories, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty, Family Work Relationship, Values, Beliefs, African American Culture, Career Development, Preferences, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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