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dc.contributor.authorMau, Wei-Cheng J.
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jiaqi
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-15T17:33:11Z
dc.date.available2019-05-15T17:33:11Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-05
dc.date.issued
dc.identifier.citationMau, W. J. and Li, J. (2018), Factors Influencing STEM Career Aspirations of Underrepresented High School Students. The Career Development Quarterly, 66: 246-258. doi:10.1002/cdq.12146en_US
dc.identifier.issn0889-4019
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000443813000006
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1002/cdq.12146
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/15504
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/16274
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dc.description.abstractA shortage of female and minority students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers has prompted researchers and policy makers to examine the current STEM supply pipeline. This study examined factors influencing STEM career aspirations of a nationally representative sample of 9th-grade students (N = 21,444). Characteristics of students who aspired to STEM careers and non-STEM careers were examined. Guided by the career aspirations model (Mau & Bikos, ), the authors conducted logistic regression analyses to investigate variables predicting STEM career aspirations. Results indicated that race, gender, socioeconomic status, math interest, and science self-efficacy were the most important predictors of STEM career aspirations. Counselors in school and related career services contexts are encouraged to consider these important factors in identifying high school students who are interested in STEM career choices, as well as in planning career interventions to facilitate their career paths. Future researchers could test the applicability of this model with middle school students or adults.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCareer Development Quarterly;v.66:no.3
dc.subjectCareer aspirationsen_US
dc.subjectSTEMen_US
dc.subjectMath self-efficacyen_US
dc.subjectUnderrepresented studentsen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing STEM career aspirations of underrepresented high school studentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2018 by the National Career Development Association. All rights reserved.en_US


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