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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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Blustein, David L.; Medvide, Mary Beth; Wan, Carol M. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This article explores the challenges of unemployment via the lens of critical psychology. The conventional discourse on unemployment is critiqued, revealing ways in which conventional policies and practices serve to further marginalize the lives of the unemployed and impede the development of ethical, effective, and empathic individual…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Criticism, Children, Public Policy
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Prilleltensky, Isaac; Stead, Graham B. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
Adjusting to the world of work or challenging it is a dilemma that career counselors and helpers encounter daily. Counselors and clients may opt for one of the following choices: (a) adjust to, and challenge the system, at the same time, (b) adjust to the system but do not challenge it, (c) challenge the system but do not adjust to it, and (d)…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Psychology, Counselors, Career Counseling
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Choi, Bo Young; Park, Heerak; Yang, Eunjoo; Lee, Seul Ki; Lee, Yedana; Lee, Sang Min – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This study used meta-analysis to investigate the relationships between career decision self-efficacy (CDSE) and its relevant variables. The authors aimed to integrate the mixed results reported by previous empirical studies and obtain a clearer understanding of CDSE's role within the framework of social cognitive career theory (SCCT). For purposes…
Descriptors: Expectation, Self Efficacy, Career Choice, Decision Making
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Gagnon, Janelle L.; Packard, Becky Wai-Ling – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This paper examines the complex experiences of full-time employed adults trying to climb the career ladder in their company by making use of company tuition assistance to earn their first college degree. Guided by Savickas' (2005) career construction theory, emphasizing the personal agency and meaning-making within career development, we conducted…
Descriptors: Career Development, Tuition, Employee Assistance Programs, Interviews
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Chronister, Krista M.; Harley, Eliza; Aranda, Christina L.; Barr, Leah; Luginbuhl, Paula – Journal of Career Development, 2012
Intimate partner violence (IPV) costs women nearly 8 million days of paid work annually. Greater attention to violence survivors' employment and career development can facilitate women escaping abusive relationships and promotes their overall rehabilitation and healing. A first step to increasing attention to survivors' career development includes…
Descriptors: Females, Family Violence, Career Development, Career Counseling
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Nauta, Margaret M. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) tested the fit of Kelly and Lee's six-factor model of career decision problems among 188 college students. The six-factor model did not fit the data well, but a five-factor (Lack of Information, Need for Information, Trait Indecision, Disagreement with Others, and Choice Anxiety) model did provide a good fit.…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Efficacy, Career Choice, Performance Factors
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Ojeda, Lizette; Pina-Watson, Brandy; Castillo, Linda G.; Castillo, Rosalinda; Khan, Noshaba; Leigh, Jennifer – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This study examined the role of culture and personality on the career decision self-efficacy of 338 Latino seventh-grade public middle school students. Specifically, we examined the role of acculturation, enculturation, ethnic identity, and conscientiousness on career decision self-efficacy. Findings indicated Latina girls were more acculturated…
Descriptors: College Students, Ethnicity, Females, Self Efficacy
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Parnell, Martha Keeton; Lease, Suzanne H.; Green, Michael L. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This study examined career-related barriers that gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) individuals had encountered in the past and anticipated in the future and the degree of hindrance associated with future barriers. Two hundred forty-one GLB participants (126 women and 115 men) completed the Career Barriers Inventory-Revised and 11 additional items…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Occupations, Homosexuality, Gender Discrimination, Gender Differences
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Fouad, Nadya A.; Cotter, Elizabeth W.; Carter, Laura; Bernfeld, Steven; Gray, India; Liu, Jane P. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This qualitative study examines factors that influence the career decisions of dislocated workers. The research focuses on individuals identified as working class, as this group has been relatively ignored in past research compared to individuals from higher socioeconomic statuses. Participants include 13 individuals (10 females and 3 males)…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Working Class, Qualitative Research, Individual Characteristics
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Stebleton, Michael J.; Eggerth, Donald E. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This introductory article to the special issue on immigrants and work provides a historical context of the career development profession. Beginning with Parsons and the early reformers of the 1900s, the authors contend that the field was founded on principles of social justice and multiculturalism with an aim toward societal change. Just as…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism, Social Change, Career Counseling
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Valdivia, Corinne; Flores, Lisa Y. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This study examined the job satisfaction of 253 Latino/a newcomers in three rural communities in the Midwest. Specifically, the authors explored the effects of ethnic identity, Anglo acculturation, Latino/a acculturation, perceptions of the community (social relations, discrimination/racism, and language pressures), job tenure, work hours, and…
Descriptors: Tenure, Job Satisfaction, Acculturation, Rural Areas
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Stebleton, Michael J. – Journal of Career Development, 2012
The purpose of this study is to explore the meaning of work for Black, sub-Saharan African immigrant adult students pursuing a 4-year college degree. Career development practitioners are in a unique position to help these students make significant life-career decisions. Seven students enrolled at an urban university located in the Midwest were…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Constructivism (Learning), Urban Universities, Adult Students
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Raghuram, Aditi; Luksyte, Aleksandra; Avery, Derek R.; Macoukji, Fred – Journal of Career Development, 2012
Despite the influx of immigrants in the American workplace, little is known about their well-being. The authors built on literature pertaining to gender-specific stressors and organizational support theory to examine a model of stress for immigrants. Analysis of a national, archival data set (N = 150) demonstrated that, consistent with research…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Supervisors, Stress Management, Stress Variables
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Koumoundourou, Georgia A.; Kounenou, Kalliopi; Siavara, Eftyxia – Journal of Career Development, 2012
This study explored the mediating role of career decision self-efficacy between core self-evaluations (CSE), a newly established construct within the personality domain, and adolescents' vocational identity. Using a sample of 200 Greek high school students, it was found that for female adolescents CSE influenced vocational identity both directly…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Adolescents, Career Counseling, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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