Exploring Perceptions of the Path to Work/Life Success Among Middle School Students of Color

Kizzy Albritton, Jenny L. Cureton, Janice A. Byrd, Cassandra A. Storlie

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There are limited empirical studies examining career-related activities for Black and Latino/a students during the middle school years. Using a constant comparison method, this study examined the narrative data of 63 Black and Latino/a middle school students regarding their perceptions of work and life success. The results of this analysis revealed five overarching themes: exposure, support, attainment, family, and effort/persistence. Implications for career and school professionals, as well as the significance of school–family–community partnerships, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-453
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Career Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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