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Career aspirations

Career aspirations - Friendships • Loyalty& trust are...

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03:21 Career aspirations Adolescent males and females have equivalent aspirations with respect to advanced degrees, and they also aspire to similarly prestigious careers. Adolescent females are more likely than adolescent males to choose careers that are nontraditional for their gender. When considering their future careers, adolescent females are more likely than adolescent males to emphasize the importance of marriage and children. Factors related to adolescent girls’ aspirations for prestigious nontraditional careers: o ◦Feminist attitudes o ◦high grades o ◦satisfaction with life o ◦Confidence o ◦transcend traditional gender roles o ◦highly educated parents o ◦supportive family o ◦female role models o ◦work experience as an adolescent Interpersonal relationships Family Adolescents and their parents o Family as basis of identification and resilience especially for racial minority adolescents Discussing emotions o Girls > boys Gender issues o Double standards
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Unformatted text preview: Friendships • Loyalty & trust are considered essential • Source of support/resilience • Intimate conversation • Interdependence vs. Independence-a choice that girls and women face across the lifespan Romantic relationships • Heterosexual Relationships • Media o “Compulsory heterosexuality” o Teen girls must have a boyfriend Research • Individual differences in quality of heterosexual relationships • Characteristics of romantic partners o Girls valued for appearance, boys for achievements • Influence on academic performance and career planning Lesbian Relationships • Media o Invisible • Research o Very little research on young lesbian women’s experiences and relationships o Young lesbian women report first awareness of same-sex attraction ~11y o Coming out-mom first. Wide variety of experiences. o Peers 99% of lesbians report exposure to anti-gay content • Self-image 03:21 03:21...
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