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Xu, Huixuan; Lee, John Chi-Kin – Journal of Career Development, 2019
This paper draws on Marcia and Porfeli's identity status models to examine the relationship between adolescent career identity formation and its contextual aspects. Focus group interviews were conducted with 26 students at two Hong Kong senior secondary schools. It was found that most participants exhibited the career identity statuses of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Career Development, Correlation, Focus Groups
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Blondeau, Lauren; Awad, Germine H. – Journal of Career Development, 2017
Males continue to dominate mathematics-related areas in graduate school and employment, possibly due to the differential guidance that they receive as students. In the present study, 180 undergraduates completed an online survey on the career and graduate school guidance they received from mathematics professors. Student sex, professor sex, and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students, Career Guidance, College Mathematics
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Conklin, Amanda M.; Dahling, Jason J.; Garcia, Pablo A. – Journal of Career Development, 2013
The authors tested a model based on the satisfaction model of social cognitive career theory (SCCT) that links college students' affective commitment to their major (the emotional identification that students feel toward their area of study) with career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) and career outcome expectations. Results indicate that CDSE…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Majors (Students), Decision Making
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Creed, Peter A.; Hughes, Trinette – Journal of Career Development, 2013
The authors surveyed 130 first-year university students (80% female; mean age 20.5) and assessed (a) the level of career compromise they reported between their ideal and enrolled university programs, (b) their career-related strategies, (c) their perceptions of employability, and (d) their career-related distress. The authors tested a model that…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, Employment Potential, Career Choice
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Yon, Kyu Jin; Choi, Wonseok; Goh, Michael – Journal of Career Development, 2013
This longitudinal study investigated the career maturity growth curve of Korean Adolescents from 4th grade to 12th grade. The participants consisted of 3,241 male and 3,029 female students from the Korea Youth Panel Survey, a nationwide longitudinal study of South Korean adolescents. The present study explored the shape of the career maturity…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Income
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Solberg, V. Scott; Phelps, L. Allen; Haakenson, Kristin A.; Durham, Julie F.; Timmons, Joe – Journal of Career Development, 2012
Individualized learning plans (ILPs) are being implemented in high schools throughout the United States as strategic planning tools that help students align course plans with career aspirations and often include the development of postsecondary plans. Initial indications are that ILPs may be an important method for helping students achieve both…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teaching Methods, Career Counseling, Strategic Planning
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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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Jokisaari, Markku; Vuori, Jukka – Journal of Career Development, 2011
The authors evaluated how a group-based career intervention affected career network ties among Finnish adolescents as they made educational choices and prepared for their transition to secondary education. They examined the career-related network ties of 868 students during their last year in comprehensive school (junior high school) in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Career Exploration, Career Guidance
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Argyropoulou, Ekaterini P.; Sidiropoulou-Dimakakou, Despina; Besevegis, Elias G. – Journal of Career Development, 2007
The main purpose of this study is to examine the dimensions of career indecision among a sample of Greek high school students (N = 848) and to classify the students of the sample in regard to their career decision status. A second objective is the investigation of the relationship between career decision status groups and generalized…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Career Choice, Vocational Interests, Coping
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Allen, Tammy D.; Day, Rachel; Lentz, Elizabeth – Journal of Career Development, 2005
This research examined interpersonal comfort as a potential mediating mechanism in mentoring relationships. Results indicated that interpersonal comfort mediated the relationship between gender similarity and protege reports of career and psychosocial mentoring. Contrary to prediction, interpersonal comfort did not mediate relationships involving…
Descriptors: Mentors, Role, Interpersonal Relationship, Sex
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McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark – Journal of Career Development, 2005
The present exploratory-descriptive cross-national study focuses on what information children believe they need to find out about jobs. In total, 511 South African and 372 Australian children participated in the study. The present paper reports on the findings related to one item of the Revised Career Awareness Survey used in the study. Data were…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Career Awareness, Statistical Analysis
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Beale, Andrew V.; Jacobs, Jennifer S. – Journal of Career Development, 2004
Even though the odds are astronomically high against it ever happening, many middle school students harbor hopes of some day playing professional sports. What students frequently fail to realize is that there are numerous sports-related occupations in addition to that of the professional athlete. The classroom career awareness activities presented…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Athletes, Middle School Students, Athletics
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Fox, Lori A. – Journal of Career Development, 2003
A literature review focused on vocational themes in relation to the Christian church's role in career guidance and development: vocational guidance as a church responsibility; the dignity of occupations; leisure as an aspect of work; women's career development; and occupation for older adults. The review concluded that literature on the topic has…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, Christianity, Church Role
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Arrington, Kelly – Journal of Career Development, 2000
To make realistic career plans, students in middle grades need career awareness and exploration experiences. The exploration phase should involve a 6-year plan of study, curriculum infusion, and job shadowing. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Middle Schools
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Guichard, Jean; Dosnon, Odile – Journal of Career Development, 2000
A French career guidance method, Discovery of Occupational Activities and Personal Plans, helps adolescents become aware of occupational stereotypes, acquire skills and qualifications, and transfer new knowledge and skills. Comparison of experimental and control groups shows that the method succeeds if new knowledge is grafted onto old and has a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Guidance, Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries
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