The relationship between career variables and occupational aspirations/expectations for Australian high school adolescents
Patton, Wendy A. & Creed, Peter (2007) The relationship between career variables and occupational aspirations/expectations for Australian high school adolescents. Journal of Career Development, 34(2), pp. 127-148.
This study surveyed 925 Australian high school students enrolled in grades 8-12 on measures of occupational aspirations, occupational expectations, career status aspirations and career status expectations, and tested the association between these variables and career maturity, career indecision, career decision-making self-efficacy, and career barriers. Adolescents generally aspired to/expected to work within a small range of RIASEC occupational categories. One third of students reported occupational aspiration/expectation discrepancies. These differed across gender, and across age for females, but not for males. Students who demonstrated both occupational and status aspiration and expectation discrepancies reported more career indecision, were less confident about making a career-related decision, and were less career mature. Students generally held higher occupational status aspirations than expectations, and males were more likely to choose professional occupations than females. Age differences were found for status expectations, but not for status aspirations.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Career aspirations, career expectations, career maturity, career indecision, career decision, making self, efficacy, career barriers|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Sage Publications|
|Copyright Statement:||The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Journal of Career Development 34(2):pp. 127-148. © <SAGE Publications Ltd or Society/Proprietor, Year> by SAGE Publications Ltd on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/|
|Deposited On:||20 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:33|
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