Career support needs of learners with historical disadvantage: an exploratory study
Nel, Kathryn Anne
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Copyright: 2015. Taylor and Francis Online. Due to copyright restrictions, only the abstract is available. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. The definitive version of the work is published in Journal of Psychology in Africa, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 258–261
This study explored the career support needs of learners from a historically disadvantaged rural South African school setting. Participants were a convenience sample of 20 high school learners (females=60%; males=40%; age range 15–17 years; schools grades 9–10). They completed focus group interviews relating to their career awareness and needs. The data were thematically analysed. The results suggested learners have significant in-school career awareness and support needs. The learners accessed career related information informally from social networks they were using out of school rather than in the educational setting.
Tebele, C.; Nel, K.A. and Dlamini, B. 2015. Career support needs of learners with historical disadvantage: an exploratory study. Journal of Psychology in Africa. 25(3): 258–261.