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Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Publication Title

Journal of College Student Development

Volume

55

Issue

6

Abstract

Despite their popular portrayal as high achieving and structurally incorporated, race continues to shape the career choices of Asian American college students. As second-generation Americans, Asian Americans negotiate a constellation of factors when deciding their career choices, most notably, pressures from immigrant parents, awareness of labor market discrimination, fear of being tokenized in particular occupational fields, and influences from peer networks. These findings help elucidate how race and the social context of immigrant adaptation can affect the occupational trajectories of Asian Americans and other children of immigrants in the United States, regardless of their educational achievement and socioeconomic status.

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Author Posting. © American College Personnel Association (ACPA), 2014. This article is posted here by permission of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Journal of College Student Development, Volume 55, Issue 6, September 2014. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_college_student_development/v055/55.6.poon.html.

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