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ERIC Number: EJ1127765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2197-8646
Support from Teachers and Trainers in Vocational Education and Training: The Pathways to Career Aspirations and Further Career Development
Hofmann, Claudia; Stalder, Barbara E.; Tschan, Franziska; Häfeli, Kurt
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, v1 n1 p1-20 2014
Transition from school to work is a challenging period for young people with learning difficulties. In the dual vocational system of Switzerland, teachers at vocational educational and training (VET)-schools, as well as trainers at VET-companies, provide important support. We were interested in the different pathways from this support to apprentice's career aspirations and further training. Structural equation modelling was used to analyse data from a longitudinal study in four occupational sectors. Results show that VET-teacher support is directly and indirectly related to career aspirations at the end of the apprenticeship, whereas VET-trainer support influences career aspirations only indirectly. Domain specific constructs (ability self-concept at VET-school, skill variety at the VET-company) and self-esteem are important as intermediary variables. Ability self-concept at VET-school had a strong influence on further education three years after the apprenticeship.
European Educational Research Association / European Research Network Vocational Education and Training.Am Fallturm 1, Bremen, 28359, Germany. Tel: +49-421-218-66336; Fax: +49-421-218-98-66336; e-mail: ijrvet@uni-bremen.de; Web site: http://www.ijrvet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland