The factors affecting the educational and occupational aspirations of young Australians

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The authors examine factors that influence young people’s plans to complete Year 12, their aspirations to commence university study in the first year after leaving school and their expected occupation at age 30. They also examine the extent to which the occupational aspirations of teenagers align with their actual job outcomes a decade later. The findings in this report demonstrate just how important parents and peers are in relation to young people’s aspirations. The findings also indicate that the aspirations of 15-year-olds are somewhat unrealistic. By age 25 years, which is the age...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Career development; Culture and society; Providers of education and training; Participation; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Aspirations; Family; University; Career choice; Decision making; Longitudinal study

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 32 p.

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Series: LSAY research report; no. 66

ISBN: 9781922056795

This publication was originally released on 2 April 2014. It was revised and reissued on 26 June 2014.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 115.03

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