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The Influence of Career Beliefs and Socio-Economic Status on the Career Decision-Making of High School Students in India

  • Gideon Arulmani
  • Darren van Laar
  • Simon Easton
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Abstract

This paper responds to current discussions in career psychology that emphasise the importance of understanding how socio-economic backgrounds and social-cognitive environments influence career development. Located in India, this study examines the interaction between career beliefs and socio-economic status within a sample of Indian high school students. Significant socio-economic status differences were observed, with the lower SES groups showing higher levels of negative career beliefs. The relevance of these findings to career psychologists who work in multi cultural contexts is discussed within the framework of the Social Cognitive Theories of Career Decision Making.

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High School Student Career Development Social Cognitive Theory Social Learn Theory Career Guidance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gideon Arulmani
    • 1
  • Darren van Laar
    • 2
  • Simon Easton
    • 2
  1. 1.The Promise FoundationBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.University of PortsmouthUK

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