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"To Advance in Life": Adolescents' Careers Aspirations in Barrio Los Bambues, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Oyinloye, Bukola LU (2011) MIDM70 20111
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Los Bambues is a low socioeconomic status (SES) barrio tucked away in the municipality of Giron, in the Metropolitan area of Bucaramanga, Colombia. This study observes a case of nineteen adolescents from the barrio, who are members of a youth program, in order to learn more about their career aspirations and who or what enables those aspirations. It discovers that family ties play the largest enabling role and categorizes these family ties into three groups: liberating, binding, or both (liberating and binding). The majority of adolescents, thirteen, are classified as possessing liberating ties, two with binding ties and four as both. These ties are also deemed to be the most impactful on adolescents’ aspirations out of all... (More)
Los Bambues is a low socioeconomic status (SES) barrio tucked away in the municipality of Giron, in the Metropolitan area of Bucaramanga, Colombia. This study observes a case of nineteen adolescents from the barrio, who are members of a youth program, in order to learn more about their career aspirations and who or what enables those aspirations. It discovers that family ties play the largest enabling role and categorizes these family ties into three groups: liberating, binding, or both (liberating and binding). The majority of adolescents, thirteen, are classified as possessing liberating ties, two with binding ties and four as both. These ties are also deemed to be the most impactful on adolescents’ aspirations out of all extra-individual factors considered in barrio Los Bambues’ ecosystem. Drawing from recent developmental perspectives of plasticity and positive youth development (PYD), both of which recognize an adolescent’s potential for positive developmental outcomes within any context but under supportive conditions, this study supports the view that “good kids [can also come] from bad neighbourhoods.” (Less)
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Oyinloye, Bukola LU
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MIDM70 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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1968111
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  abstract     = {Los Bambues is a low socioeconomic status (SES) barrio tucked away in the municipality of Giron, in the Metropolitan area of Bucaramanga, Colombia. This study observes a case of nineteen adolescents from the barrio, who are members of a youth program, in order to learn more about their career aspirations and who or what enables those aspirations. It discovers that family ties play the largest enabling role and categorizes these family ties into three groups: liberating, binding, or both (liberating and binding). The majority of adolescents, thirteen, are classified as possessing liberating ties, two with binding ties and four as both. These ties are also deemed to be the most impactful on adolescents’ aspirations out of all extra-individual factors considered in barrio Los Bambues’ ecosystem. Drawing from recent developmental perspectives of plasticity and positive youth development (PYD), both of which recognize an adolescent’s potential for positive developmental outcomes within any context but under supportive conditions, this study supports the view that “good kids [can also come] from bad neighbourhoods.”},
  author       = {Oyinloye, Bukola},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"To Advance in Life": Adolescents' Careers Aspirations in Barrio Los Bambues, Bucaramanga, Colombia.},
  year         = {2011},
}