Today I think I finally found my theoretical framework for my dissertation. As I was reading it, I liked this quote. Though I probably won’t use it in my dissertation, I wanted to put it somewhere.

“While race and sex are, at one level, biological attributes, few would deny their profound psychological and social significance. In fact, much of their relevance to career development derives not from their physical presence per se, but from the characteristic creations they may evoke from the social/cultural environment — as well as from their relation to the structure of opportunity within which academic and career behavior is enacted. Thus, race and sex may be viewed as socially conferred or constructed statuses, transcending their biological properties and resulting in selective exposure to career-relevant experiences.”

Lent, R. W., Brown, S. D., & Hackett, G. (1994). Toward a unifying social cognitive theory of career and academic interest, choice, and performance. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 45(1), 79–122.
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