Identifying Relevant Predictors of Latina/o Adolescents’ Vocational Outcome Expectations

  • Christian Garcia The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Javier Cavoazos Vela The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Fred Guerra The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Clarissa Garcia The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Keywords: positive psychology, Latina/o adolescents, vocational outcome expectations

Abstract

A positive psychology and cultural framework are useful to understand Latina/o adolescents’ vocational outcome expectations.  In the current study, we examined how hope, happiness, college-going beliefs, enculturation, and acculturation influenced Latina/o adolescents’ career development. Higher levels of hope and college-going beliefs predicted vocational outcome expectations.  A discussion regarding the importance of these findings and recommendations for counselors and administrators are provided.

Published
2020-03-02
Section
Articles