ERIC Number: EJ1105571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Experiential High School Career Education, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation
Gaylor, Lisa; Nicol, Jennifer J.
Canadian Journal of Education, v39 n2 2016
Students' perceived self-efficacy and motivation in the context of experiential high school career education was examined through an exploratory mixed methods case study of an elective experiential career education class offered in Saskatchewan public schools. Data were generated by having students (N = 14) complete two measures at the start and end of the semester: the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (CDMES-SF) (Taylor & Betz, 1983) and an adapted motivation questionnaire (Kerner, 2011). Classroom assignments, curriculum documents, and interviews with the instructor and two of the students provided further sources of data. Qualitative data were analyzed thematically and quantitative data were analyzed using dependent-t-testing. Significant differences in CDMSE-SF scores were identified and common themes emerged across the qualitative data. Findings are discussed as they relate to social cognitive theory, self-determination theory, and implications for practice and future research.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Career Education, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Student Motivation, Career Choice, Decision Making, Self Concept Measures, Vocational Maturity, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Questionnaires, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Career Decision Making Self Efficacy Scale