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McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; Garcia, Eric A.; Bines, Derrick – Journal of Career Development, 2018
We test two models in which Latina/o students' school connectedness partially mediates the relationship between barriers (discrimination experiences at school and other educational barriers, respectively) and thoughts of dropping out of high school. Results of a moderated mediator analyses in a sample of 896 Latina/o high school students were…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student School Relationship, Barriers, Racial Discrimination
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McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; Luginbuhl, Paula J.; Brown, Kimbree – Journal of Career Development, 2014
We examined 401 Latina/o high school students' postsecondary plans and their responses to an open-ended question about how their schools should better help Latina/o students to achieve their plans. The majority of students planned to enroll in postsecondary education or training. Boys and those responding in Spanish were more likely not to plan to…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Academic Aspiration, Occupational Aspiration
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McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; McWhirter, Benedict T. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
In this article, the lens of critical psychology is applied to adolescent career development and vocational guidance in Chile. The authors describe and critique the status of adolescent vocational guidance in Chile, the reproduction of extant social inequities in Chilean education, and offer recommendations for enhancing vocational guidance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Career Development, Adolescents
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O'Neil, Maya Elin; McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; Cerezo, Alison – Journal of Career Development, 2008
Effective practices for career counseling with gender variant individuals have yet to be identified for reasons that may include perceptions that the population is too small to warrant in-depth research, lack of funding for such efforts, and practitioners' lack of training and experience with transgender concerns. In this article, we describe the…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Career Counseling, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues
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Ali, Saba Rasheed; McWhirter, Ellen Hawley – Journal of Career Development, 2006
This study investigates the relationship between postsecondary aspirations and vocational/educational self-efficacy beliefs, outcome expectations, perceived educational barriers, and sources of support among a sample of rural Appalachian high school students. Using Social Cognitive Career Theory as the theoretical framework, vocational/educational…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Academic Aspiration
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McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; And Others – Journal of Career Development, 1996
A survey of gifted high school juniors (22 African Americans, 22 Hispanic Americans, 12 Asian Americans, 7 Native Americans) showed that 89% planned to earn at least a bachelor's degree. Those from larger towns, with greater academic comfort, and whose parents had higher educational levels were more likely to plan to attend graduate school. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adolescents, American Indians, Asian Americans