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dc.contributor.supervisor Mazurek, Kas
dc.contributor.author Grygo, Marta
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-17T14:49:15Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-17T14:49:15Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/261
dc.description viii, 63 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This study documents and analyses Aboriginal post-secondary students' perceptions of selected influences on their career development and planning. Six areas are examined: 1) parental influence; 2) teacher influence; 3) peer influence; 4) ethnic and gender expectations; 5) academic self-efficacy; and 6) the role of negative social events. A questionnaire based on the Career Interest Inventory (Fisher & Stafford, 1999) was administered to 150 undergraduate students. Three factors were significant for this population: 1) positive influence in the form of support from parents, teachers, peers, and students' academic experiences and self-efficacy; 2) negative social events in the context of having friends in trouble with the law, addictions, teen pregnancy, indifference to schooling, dropping out of high school, and deaths of friends; and 3) ethnic and gender expectations emanating from parents and teachers. Based on these findings, directions for further research, and implications for counselors and educators, are outlined. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2006 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Career development en
dc.subject Vocational guidance en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Vocational guidance en
dc.subject Indian college students -- Vocational guidance en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title An examination of selected factors influencing the career decisions of Aboriginal university students en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education
dc.degree.level Masters


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