Influential factors in career orientation and career aspiration of early adolescent females

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Leslie Martin Rainey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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L. DiAnne Borders

Abstract: The extent to which a variety of theoretically-based factors influence career development of females in early adolescence was investigated. In particular, this study expanded upon models proposed by Fassinger (1990) and O'Brien and Fassinger (1993) by examining to what extent school performance, agentic characteristics, gender role attitudes, mother-daughter relationship, and maternal characteristics influence the career orientation and career aspiration of adolescent females. Participants were 276 seventh and eighth grade females and their mothers from six middle schools in rural North Carolina. Demographic information and measures of the study variables were obtained from adolescent and maternal participants. Separate structural equation modeling procedures were used to test two models of career development, with career orientation and career aspiration as the final outcome variables.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
Women $x Vocational guidance $x Parent participation
Women $x Vocational guidance $z North Carolina
Mothers and daughters $z North Carolina

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