The influence of cultural social identity on graduate student career choice
- Author(s): Haley, KJ
- Jaeger, AJ
- Levin, JS
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2014.0017
This study examines and enriches understanding of the career choice process for graduate students of color. Social identity theory (SIT) is used as a framework to expand our understanding of how and why graduate students choose (or do not choose) faculty careers. Graduate students' cultural social identities influenced their career choice beyond work-life balance as they sought an integrated life that included values, beliefs, and perspectives that represent their cultural community.