The role of aspirations in the educational and occupational choices of young people

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Author: Nguyen, Nhi; Blomberg, Davinia


Aspirations to complete Year 12 and post-school study plans formed during high school are strong predictors of Year 12 completion and participation in further education and training. The precise role that aspirations play in the educational and occupational choices of young people is not straightforward. In this briefing paper the authors analyse Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) data and synthesise the research on the impact of aspirations on the educational and occupational choices of young people. The authors go on to examine the factors that influence educational...  [+] Show more

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

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

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 8 p.

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Series: LSAY briefing paper; no. 29

ISBN: 9781922056832 (web); 9781922056917 (print)

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 115.09

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