Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

First generation Vietnamese college students: Importance of incorporating sociocultural values into the career development process
by Thai, Will Q., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 144; 10096063
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative research study explored the career-decision making process of first-generation Vietnamese college students. The number of Vietnamese students enrolling in postsecondary education continues to be one the highest among all Asian groups. Yet, the educational attainment and graduation numbers of Vietnamese college students are much lower compared to their Asian peers. The unfamiliarity of the significance of various sociocultural values impedes practitioners to help this group of students achieve their educational goals, specifically during career decision-making process. Findings suggest culture, family, and campus support and resources contributed to first-generation Vietnamese college students’ success and career decision-making process. Implications and recommendations for policy and practice are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Davis, Shametrice
Commitee: Nguyen, Huong Tran, Perez, Manuel
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Education, Counseling Psychology, Higher education
Keywords: Career decision-making, Career selection, College majors, Vietnamese college students
Publication Number: 10096063
ISBN: 9781339602004
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