Profiles of High School Students’ STEM Career Aspirations

Mary Edwin, Diandra Janelle Prescod, Julia Bryan

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Abstract

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have a need for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Understanding students’ aspiration to STEM careers is important for supporting underrepresented populations. Data from a nationally representative sample (N = 20,010) of high school students who reported career aspirations were analyzed. Analyses revealed significant relations between students’ aspirations and demographic variables, and differences in aspirations based on students’ race and gender. Findings highlight a need for counselors to implement career interventions that address students’ cultural contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-263
Number of pages9
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

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Mathematics
Students
Technology
Demography
Career aspirations
High school students
Aspiration
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Profiles of High School Students’ STEM Career Aspirations. / Edwin, Mary; Prescod, Diandra Janelle; Bryan, Julia.

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