The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the career decision-making process of second-generation Filipina American college students. The growing population of these students in higher education and their unique career paths within the medical field and their underrepresentation in the arts merited the need for this study. Utilizing a phenomenological approach, participants pursuing either nursing or art at a 4-year public university were interviewed. Qualitative findings reveal various educational and personal factors that influenced their career decisions. However, cultural and familial ties had an even greater significance in their career decision-making process to pursue a career in nursing or art. Participants were able to negotiate external pressures with their own internal compasses in deciding on the career paths that were a best fit for them, while respecting the cultural and familial values they were deeply rooted to.
|Advisor:||Locks, Angela M.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian American Studies, Hispanic American studies, Higher education|
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