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ISBN10: 049341942X ISBN13: 9780493419428


Using purposive sampling from three high schools selected from the Csikszentmihalyi and Schneider (2000) work, available data from high school seniors who gave first year interviews were analyzed. Using a theoretical framework grounded in positive psychology (Rich, 2001), intrinsic motivation research (Deci et al., 1999), and career and identity development research (Greenberger & Steinberg, 1986), adolescents' understanding of careers to which they aspired were analyzed for several types of careers. First, adolescents' understanding of medical careers was explored for adolescents who aspired to medical careers. Second, adolescents' understanding of law careers was explored for adolescents who aspired to law careers. Third, adolescents' understanding of business careers was explored for adolescents who aspired to business careers. Fourth, adolescents' understanding of alternative careers which required educational and experiential prerequisites which were not clearly defined were explored for adolescents who aspired to such careers.


Adviser: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Chicago, 2001. Electronic reproduction.Ann Arbor, MI :ProQuest Information and Learning Company,2003.System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.Available via World Wide Web.Digital version of: Aspiring adolescents : optimal career development.

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  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 164 p.


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