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Citation:  Dutta, A., Kang, H., Kaya, C., Benton, S., Sharp, S., Chan, F., Cardoso, E., & Kundu, M. (2015). Social-Cognitive Career Theory predictors of STEM career interests and goal persistence in minority college students with disabilities: A path analysis. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 43 8.
Title:  Social-Cognitive Career Theory predictors of STEM career interests and goal persistence in minority college students with disabilities: A path analysis
Authors:  Dutta, A., Kang, H., Kaya, C., Benton, S., Sharp, S., Chan, F., Cardoso, E., & Kundu, M.
Year:  2015
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-150765
Full text:  http://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabili...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  No

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  OBJECTIVE: This National Science Foundation funded research was designed to test the Social-Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT) as a STEM career interests and goal persistence model for minority college students with disabilities.
Study sample:  METHODS: A quantitative descriptive research design using path analysis. Participants included 115 minority college students with disabilities from the Minority Disability Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (MIND Alliance) project.
Findings:  RESULTS: The results indicated that the SCCT causal model fits the data very well, with ?2/df = 1.15; CFI = 0.99; and RMSEA= 0.04. SCCT constructs accounted for 16% of the variance in STEM career interest and 48% of the variance in STEM goal persistence.
Conclusions:  CONCLUSION: The SCCT model provides useful guidance for designing postsecondary education interventions for minority students with disabilities in STEM education to help crystalize their career interest and increase goal persistence.

Disabilities served:  Anxiety disorder
Depression
Developmental disabilities
Learning disabilities
Mobility impairment
Personality disorders
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Interventions:  Career counseling
Compensatory strategies
Rehabilitation counseling
Outcomes:  Other