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ERIC Number: EJ1167737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Personal Values, Social Capital, and Higher Education Student Career Decidedness: A New "Protean"-Informed Model
Fearon, Colm; Nachmias, Stefanos; McLaughlin, Heather; Jackson, Stephen
Studies in Higher Education, v43 n2 p269-291 2018
This study investigates the role of personal values as motivational antecedents for understanding higher education (HE) student career decidedness among university business school (UBS) students. We propose a new "protean"-informed HE student career decidedness model for theorizing how both personal values and social capital mediators ("student social capital"; "personal, social and enterprise skills"; "access to resources") help in the student-centric and self-directed processes of career decision-making. A mixed-methods study combines a (stage 1) survey of 308 UBS students from 5 (UK) UBS, with results from (stage 2) 4 student focus groups, and (stage 3) 2 staff-student interactive seminars. From an employability perspective, arguably, the ultimate responsibility for becoming a "protean graduate" rests with each UBS student, while the obligation of HE staff is to effectively facilitate and nurture all possible personal growth and skills development opportunities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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