Career aspirations, goal orientation, and classroom anxiety

Soonthornpathai Chantara, Ravinder Koul, Sittichai Kaewkuekool

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Abstract

This survey study conducted with student volunteers (Males = 519; Females = 904) from six different secondary schools in Thailand investigated the relationship between physics and biology classroom anxiety, motivational goal orientation, and career aspirations. Results of multiple discriminant analyses showed gender differences in the factors that influence the students' aspirations. Notably, there was an additive effect of multiple goal orientations, biology and physics classroom anxiety and parental education on the aspirations of female students for high earning science, math, and engineering related careers. Use of socio-cognitive and role socialization theories led to an interpretation of data that highlights the significance of cultural beliefs about gender on males' and females' perceptions of their own abilities in decision making for careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommunication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization - Int. Conference on Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization, COMATIA'10
Pages133-146
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventInternational Conference on Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization, COMATIA'10 - Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Duration: Nov 30 2010Dec 2 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization - Proceedings

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Communication and Management in Technological Innovation and Academic Globalization, COMATIA'10
CountrySpain
CityPuerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Period11/30/1012/2/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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