Knudsen, Jennifer (2019). Educational Degree and Career Satisfaction: Moderating Effects of Educational Expectations. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
New York, NY.
The relationship between education and status attainment, mobility, and occupational attainment has been supported by prior research. Today, within an increasingly bifurcated labor market, where education is important for occupational attainment and the associated income and benefits, understanding the processes of status attainment is important. Both educational and occupational expectations are shaped concerning educational and occupational attainment within these social contexts by both parents and their children. Utilizing the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study investigated the moderating effects of expectations on the relationship between education and occupational satisfaction. The results of this study partially support the moderating effects of expectations for individuals who earned a bachelor’s degree.
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
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New York, NY