ERIC Number: EJ741503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
The Relationship between Race and Students' Identified Career Role Models and Perceived Role Model Influence
Karunanayake, Danesh; Nauta, Margaret M.
Career Development Quarterly, v52 n3 p225-234 Mar 2004
The authors examined whether college students' race was related to the modal race of their identified career role models, the number of identified career role models, and their perceived influence from such models. Consistent with A. Bandura's (1977, 1986) social learning theory, students tended to have role models whose race was the same as their own, and this finding held among career role models who were not members of students' families. Caucasian and racial minority students did not differ respecting overall number of, and perceived influence from, career role models. Career intervention and research implications are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Role Models, Racial Factors, College Students, White Students, Minority Groups, Influences, Career Choice, Career Development, Decision Making, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Vocational Interests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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