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McDevitt, Teresa M.; Hess, Chelsie A.; Leesatayakun, Mantmart; Sheehan, Eugene P.; Kaufeld, Kimberly A. – Journal of Career Development, 2013
This investigation employed exploratory methods to examine career aspirations in 141 students in Grades 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 from an international school in Bangkok. Students specified the jobs that they were most likely to pursue as adults, rated the importance of potential influences in making career decisions, and drew a picture of themselves in…
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Investigations
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Rivera, Lourdes M.; Schaefer, Mary Beth – Journal of Career Development, 2009
Career development is integral to students' academic and social-personal development, and addressing students' needs in this area is recognized as an important responsibility of the professional school counselor. However, efforts to address students' career development tend to be lacking or services are provided in a disconnected manner. This…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Program Development, Career Development, School Counseling
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Creed, Peter A.; Patton, Wendy; Bartrum, Dee – Journal of Career Development, 2004
One hundred and thirty final year high school students were administered scales tapping optimism/pessimism, self-esteem, external career barriers, career decision-making self-efficacy, career focus and career indecision. It was hypothesised, first, that cognitive style optimism/pessimism) would predict both internal (self-esteem) and external…
Descriptors: Females, Cognitive Style, Males, Career Development
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Rowland, Karen D. – Journal of Career Development, 2004
The purpose of the study was to examine the confidence level in career decision-making of Bahamian adolescents in the high schools in Nassau, Bahamas, investigating factors that influence one's level of confidence in career decision-making. The Career Decision Scale along with a demographic survey were administered to 385 11th and 12th graders to…
Descriptors: Influences, Institutional Characteristics, School Guidance, Adolescents