ERIC Number: EJ1172913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Investigating Undergraduate Business Internships: Do Supervisor and Self-Evaluations Differ?
Marks, Melanie Beth; Haug, James C.; Hu, Huiwen
Journal of Education for Business, v93 n2 p33-45 2018
The authors analyze consistency between supervisors' and interns' self-evaluations based on interns' gender, time of completion (summer or academic year), and sponsor (on-campus department or off campus). Students, in general, tended to have lower ratings for computer skills, relative to supervisors, suggesting that they do not appreciate the skills that they possess. When student self-evaluations differed from those of supervisors, women gave themselves lower ratings than supervisors, whereas the opposite was seen for men. When evaluations differed, students completing on-campus internships tended to rate themselves higher than their supervisors, whereas the opposite was seen for students completing off-campus internships. Suggestions for better advising and preparing students, in advance of completing internships, are provided.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education, Internship Programs, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Gender Differences, Time Perspective, Computer Literacy, Supervisors, Supervisory Methods, On Campus Students, Extension Education, Interrater Reliability, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education
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