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Acculturation and career development of international and domestic college students

Title: Acculturation and career development of international and domestic college students.
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Name(s): Hou, P-C. C., author
Osborn, Debra S., author
Sampson, James P., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The authors examined the relationships between career and cultural characteristics among 53 international and 54 domestic students at a large university in the southeastern United States. One-way multivariate analysis of variance results showed an overall significant difference between groups for mainstream acculturation, but not for vocational identity, dysfunctional career thoughts, goal instability, or heritage acculturation. Regression results indicated that 71% of the variance in vocational identity of domestic college students was explained by dysfunctional career thoughts and acculturation, whereas dysfunctional career thoughts were the only significant predictor of vocational identity for international college students. Thus, a key implication from this study is for career practitioners to address and challenge the dysfunctional thinking of all students to improve their vocational identity. Future researchers should also explore how other potential moderator variables (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, parental education) may influence vocational identity, as well as include more qualitative approaches to better understand an individual’s worldview, including career and cultural characteristics.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1545150345_1a5bdb0d (IID), 10.1002/cdq.12155 (DOI)
Keywords: career development, cognitive information processing theory, vocational identity, international college students, goal instability
Preferred Citation: Hou, P-C., Osborn, D. S., & Sampson, J. P., Jr. (2018). Acculturation and career development of international and domestic college students. Career Development Quarterly, 66, 344-357. DOI: 10.1002/cdq.12155
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1545150345_1a5bdb0d
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Career Development Quarterly.
Issue: vol. 66

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Hou, P. -C. C., Osborn, D. S., & Sampson, J. P. (2018). Acculturation and career development of international and domestic college students. Career Development Quarterly. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1545150345_1a5bdb0d