Title of Presentation Proposal

Understanding the Career Aspirations of Community College Students through an SCCT Lens

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree to which social support, career decision self-efficacy, perceptions of educational barriers, overcoming educational barriers, and willingness to compromise career for partner and children, were predictive of educational and achievement aspirations utilizing a Social Cognitive Career Theory lens. Data from a diverse sample of 236 community college students indicated that career decision self-efficacy, sacrificing career for partner, and efficacy in overcoming barriers were unique predictors of achievement and educational aspirations. Moreover, differences were found between racial/ethnic groups on perceptions of barriers, achievement aspirations, and educational aspirations. Implications of these findings for research and counseling are discussed.

Start Date

4-14-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

4-14-2018 3:50 PM

Location

2nd Floor

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Understanding the Career Aspirations of Community College Students through an SCCT Lens

2nd Floor

The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree to which social support, career decision self-efficacy, perceptions of educational barriers, overcoming educational barriers, and willingness to compromise career for partner and children, were predictive of educational and achievement aspirations utilizing a Social Cognitive Career Theory lens. Data from a diverse sample of 236 community college students indicated that career decision self-efficacy, sacrificing career for partner, and efficacy in overcoming barriers were unique predictors of achievement and educational aspirations. Moreover, differences were found between racial/ethnic groups on perceptions of barriers, achievement aspirations, and educational aspirations. Implications of these findings for research and counseling are discussed.