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The Relationship Between Race-Related Stress And The Career Planning And Confidence For African-American College Students, Dwaine Tito Turner Jan 2015

The Relationship Between Race-Related Stress And The Career Planning And Confidence For African-American College Students, Dwaine Tito Turner

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The literature on multiculturalism and career counseling (Harro, 2010) has extensively documented the role and influence of environments such as school in the perpetuation of behavioral attitudes like discrimination and racism. Indeed, researchers suggested that early racial discrimination experiences in school may lead African Americans to believe that their education will not benefit them because of the many perceived racial barriers associated with professional careers and employment success (O’Hara et. al., 2011).

Due to effects of such experiences, African American students are likely take the path of academic underachievement and low participation in higher education. It is, therefore, of ...