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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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Watson, Mark; McMahon, Mary; Foxcroft, Cheryl; Els, Catherine – Journal of Career Development, 2010
There has been a call for a more systematic research focus on the career development of children from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, with the viewpoint that children's career development research needs to be contextually grounded in the countries and cultures where such development occurs. This article describes the occupational…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Research Needs, Occupational Aspiration, Grade 5
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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