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ERIC Number: ED510542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
Impact of Cognitive, Psychosocial, and Career Factors on Educational and Workplace Success. Issues in College Success
ACT, Inc.
Postsecondary and work success is central to the economic and social wellbeing of a country. Fundamentally, college success is measured by persistence to degree attainment. Analogously, work success refers to effective performance of a job's required tasks. To succeed in college, one must be ready for college. A student who is ready for college is prepared to enter a credit-bearing college course with a high likelihood of obtaining a grade of C or better in the course. Similarly, a student who is ready for workforce training is prepared to learn from training program materials and complete training and/or certification requirements. This paper discusses the key factors of college and work readiness. These are: (1) "cognitive development", as measured by academic learning and achievement; (2) "psychosocial development", as measured by motivation, and self-regulatory and social engagement constructs; and (3) "career development", as reflected in an ability to engage in exploration and crystallization and make effective choices. (Contains 5 figures and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment