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ERIC Number: EJ1221583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
A Socio-Spatial Dimension of Career Choices in Veterinary Education
Dernat, Sylvain; Siméone, Arnaud
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v47 n3 p371-389 2019
In this article we report the outcomes of a study on career choices of rural veterinary students during the educational process. In accordance with social representations theory, we studied how the representational project that students build during their curriculum is influenced by the socio-spatial elements of their biography (including childhood and work locations). To do this we designed a quantitative survey (N = 1508) using an approach incorporating multiple methodologies. Our results highlight a network organisation of rural veterinarian job representation with a socio-spatial dimension of rural areas. We recommend that career guidance counsellors take into account the socio-spatial dimension of the life course in order to help students with their professional choices.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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