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dc.contributor.authorDomenico, Desirae Marie
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:12:51Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:12:51Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.otherdomenico_desirae_m_200505_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/domenico_desirae_m_200505_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22340
dc.description.abstractA multitude of studies document the effects of adolescent pregnancy and parenting on young females and studies examining career aspirations are numerous. However, very few studies exist on the career aspirations of pregnant and/or parenting adolescents. The purpose of this study was to examine career aspirations of pregnant and/or parenting adolescents. Social Cognitive Career Theory (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994) provided the theoretical framework. Females enrolled in a teenage parenting center completed a questionnaire focused on demographic information, and an open-ended question was asked to determine career aspirations. Responses were coded using the Socioeconomic Index (Nakao & Treas, 1992). Age and source of career information had a significant effect on career aspirations of pregnant and/or parenting adolescents. Pregnant adolescents had higher mean scores for career aspirations than parenting adolescents. A large portion of participants aspired to the occupation of registered nurse. Findings from this study can assist educators, counselors, and families in developing long-term programs to provide pregnant and parenting adolescents the academic and career development skills needed for success in attaining future career aspirations.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAdolescent pregnancy
dc.subjectPregnant
dc.subjectParenting
dc.subjectTeenage pregnancy
dc.subjectAdolescent mothers
dc.subjectCareer aspirations
dc.subjectSocial Cognitive Career Theory
dc.subjectSelf-efficacy
dc.titleCareer aspirations of pregnant and parenting adolescents
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentOccupational Studies
dc.description.majorOccupational Studies
dc.description.advisorKaren H. Jones
dc.description.committeeKaren H. Jones
dc.description.committeeJ. Elaine Adams
dc.description.committeeHelen C. Hall
dc.description.committeeJay W. Rojewski
dc.description.committeeMyra N. Womble


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