troubleshooting Question

Get the text of selected option when changes

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I have the following select

<div class="availableResourcesDiv">
<select  id="availableResources">
<option value="-1">None selected</option>
<option value="123">Philip Smith</option>
<option value="456">Ian Smith</option>

I am capturing the selection like this:

  $(".myDiv").change(function () {


If the user selects "Philip Smith" how can I grab that name text from within my change event.

$(this).Text()  - just gives me the text of all the options.

So I need something like this!

$(".myDiv").change(function () {  



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