Mexican American high school students' postsecondary educational goals: Applying Social Cognitive Career Theory
Educational goals, High school students, Mexican American, Postsecondary plans, Social cognitive career theory
Journal of Career Assessment
A multivariate multiple regression analysis predicting the educational goal aspirations and expectations of 89 Mexican American high school students was examined based on Lent, Brown, and Hackett's (1994) Social Cognitive Career Theory and prior research findings with Mexican American samples. No gender or generational status differences were found in educational aspirations or expectations; however, participants reported higher educational aspirations than educational expectations. In addition, results of a multivariate multiple regression analysis suggested that Anglo-oriented acculturation was significantly positively related to educational goal expectations and educational goal aspirations. Mexican-oriented acculturation, college self- efficacy, and college outcome expectations were not significantly related to Mexican American students' educational goals aspirations or expectations. Results are discussed as they relate to improving the educational achievement among Mexican American youth. © 2008 Sage Publications.
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Flores, Lisa Y.; Navarro, Rachel L.; and DeWitz, S. Joseph, "Mexican American high school students' postsecondary educational goals: Applying Social Cognitive Career Theory" (2008). Faculty Publications. 2383.