Using the 2002 Educational Longitudinal Study database, the authors examined the different types of purpose orientations amongst a nationally representative sample of adolescents and the effect of these purpose orientations on high school graduates’ college application decisions. Results indicated four types of purpose orientations: career, interpersonal, altruistic, and self-oriented purpose orientations. Only career purpose orientation was positively related to high school graduates decision to apply for college. Implications for school counseling and research are discussed.
Sharma, Gitima; Kim, Jungnam; and Bryan, Julia
"The Effects of Purpose Orientations on Recent High School Graduates’ College Application Decisions,"
Journal of College Access: Vol. 3
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol3/iss2/8