This article describes the unique college and career preparation challenges faced by students experiencing homelessness (SEH), framed using a Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) lens. The experience of homelessness presents barriers for secondary students, which can impact their college self-efficacy, outcome expectations of attending and succeeding in college, and goal setting towards college. In this conceptual paper, background on homelessness and research related to the college planning process of SEH is provided, as well as implications for school and career counselors, as well as other educators.
Havlik, Stacey A.; Sanders, Carrie; and Wilson, Emma
"Preparing Students Experiencing Homelessness for College: Considerations for Counselors and Other Supportive Personnel,"
Journal of College Access: Vol. 4:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol4/iss1/3