Under the Magnifying Glass: Perception of Contextual Factors Influencing the Career Decision-Making Process for Indo-Canadian Young Women Entering the Sciences


  • Priya S. Mani University of Manitoba


intergenerational, indo-canadian, young women, women, sciences, contextual factors, career decision making


This study uses the Social Cognitive Career Theory (Lent, Brown, Hackett,1994) as the theoretical framework to examine the various contextual factors that influence the career decisionmaking process for Indo-Canadian young women entering the sciences at the post-secondary level. Yin’s (2003) qualitative descriptive case study approach was used to explore the various contexts that influenced their career plans. Results indicated that perception of contexts such as family, peers, and the ethnic community influenced selfefficacy beliefs. Implications for career counsellors are discussed.


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How to Cite

Mani, P. S. . (2008). Under the Magnifying Glass: Perception of Contextual Factors Influencing the Career Decision-Making Process for Indo-Canadian Young Women Entering the Sciences. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 7(1), 11–18. Retrieved from https://cjcd-rcdc.ceric.ca/index.php/cjcd/article/view/254