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ERIC Number: EJ1084720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Factors Affecting Career Choice among Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Students
Stone, Larissa; Pellowski, Mark W.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v37 n2 p100-107 Feb 2016
This investigation assessed the factors affecting career choice among 474 current undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology and audiology students (from four universities). A 14-item questionnaire was developed that included questions related to general influence of career choice and whether or not the participants had previously been, or are currently, diagnosed with a communication disorder. Results indicated that both indirect and direct personal exposure to either field can be a significant factor in career choice for students. The majority of participants (70%; n = 331) indicated that the desire to work in a helping profession most directly affected their decision to become a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Findings highlight those variables that affected a student's decision to enter these fields and will assist human resource managers with the recruitment of professionals to our workforce.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland; New Jersey; Pennsylvania