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Prasetyo, Juniarto Rojo (2005) A STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS OF SEMARANG FRESHMEN UNIVERSITIES, INDONESIA. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Using the Weidman (1989) Undergraduate Socialization model, the present study attempts toexamine the distinction between educational and career aspirations in public and privateuniversity freshman of Semarang, Indonesia. The correlation between the four dimensions ofindependent variables, student characteristics, parental socialization, significant others, andcollegiate experiences, and four dependent variables, educational aspirations, expecting aposition as a government employee, expecting a position as a private employee, and careeraspirations were analyzed.Data were collected through a survey distributed to 379 freshmen students from two public and two private universities, using a stratified sampling method to analyze data from each university. Data were analyzed using zero order correlations and multiple regressions analysis.For both public and private university students, almost all student characteristic variablesthat correlate with educational and career aspirations showed a significant positive effect, and the degree of its correlation for the public sample is greater than for the private counterpart.For both public and private university students, almost all parental socioeconomic statusindicated a positive significance for educational and career aspirations. For private students,there were some significant negative effects of parental encouragement, but, on the other hand,no significant negative effects appear on educational and career aspirations.All variable significant other for public university showed a positive effect on careeraspirations and some negative effects on three other dependent variables, while for the privateuniversity only one variable, significant other, showed a positive significant effect on careeraspirations and two variables had negative effects on expecting a position as a private employee.In the public university sample, almost all collegiate experiences variables that had acorrelation to educational and career aspirations showed significant positive effects. In addition,the relative absence of collegiate experiences for educational and career aspirations, especiallysocial integration, is somewhat contradictory to Weidman's model.Expecting a position as a government employee and expecting a position as private employee are new variables and were never used as criterion in the previous research on educational and career aspirations. However, it is not effective enough to employ in the model of educational and career aspirations.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Prasetyo, Juniarto
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairWeidman, John Cweidman@pitt.eduWEIDMAN
Committee MemberNelson, Glenn Mgmnelson@pitt.eduGMNELSON
Committee MemberZullo, Thomas Gzullo@pitt.eduZULLO
Committee MemberEichelberger, Tony Reichel@pitt.eduEICHEL
Date: 13 December 2005
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 19 April 2004
Approval Date: 13 December 2005
Submission Date: 9 December 2005
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: EdD - Doctor of Education
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: career aspirations; educational aspirations; social integration
Other ID:, etd-12092005-115753
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:09
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:54


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