On to work: Work-bound rural high school seniors' aspirations and perspectives of the transition from high school
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counseling and Human Services
Richard E. Pearson
Rural education, Aspirations, Seniors, Work-bound, High school, Transition from high school
Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Twenty-six work-bound, college-able, rural high school seniors were interviewed regarding their aspirations for the future beyond high school, their views of the transition from high school to work, and the processes by which they came to think of themselves as work-bound. The influence of family and perceptions of adulthood and the real world predominated, and perspectives of school, learning, and work were presented in the students' words. Recommendations were made for school personnel, particularly counselors, to address high school students' career development needs from a contextual perspective, affirming the confluence of relational and vocational identity issues within the context of the students' families, schools, and communities.
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Burnell, Beverly Ann, "On to work: Work-bound rural high school seniors' aspirations and perspectives of the transition from high school" (1999). Counseling and Human Services - Dissertations. Paper 31.