This research study seeks to understand the antecedents that limit female career choice. These antecedents occur during the junior high school age range. The researcher interviewed an 8-member female middle school focus group and an ROP (Regional Occupational Program) career counselor to gamer their views concerning career choice; the results support the literature review. Middle school aged females: are not significantly impacted by career presentations; have not solidified their career choice; perceived peer males categorizing occupations by gender; have powerful emotional connections with male dominated careers. Parents: play the most influential role in their daughter's career choice; with less education steer their children toward traditionally gendered careers; desire their children to pursue post-secondary education. Fathers have greater influence than mothers. Culture plays the second greatest role in female career choice. Monetary compensation is an important factor in career choice. The majority of females choose traditionally female careers.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Middle School education, Educational psychology|
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