1,234 9th and 12th graders in 9 Illinois high schools, balanced on rural, urban, and inner-city locations, completed measures of career and homemaking commitment, realistic and ideal career choice, and educational aspirations. Females aspired to higher-level careers than males and more strongly endorsed statements that their career is central to their adult role. Males endorsed a life plan that indicated they expected to share parenting and career role responsibilities equally with their future spouses. Implications for counseling are discussed, especially a possible lack of realism on the part of students. Counselors are encouraged to conduct discussions on the challenge and opportunity of the dual-career marriage with both sexes in high school. (22 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- career & homemaking commitment & realistic & ideal career choice & educational aspirations, 9th & 12th graders
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health