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ERIC Number: EJ804298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0894-8453
The Academic Self-Efficacy of Urban Youth: A Mixed-Methods Study of a School-to-Work Program
Perry, Justin C.; DeWine, David B.; Duffy, Ryan D.; Vance, Kristen S.
Journal of Career Development, v34 n2 p103-126 Dec 2007
To inform effective school-to-work programs, this study evaluates the effect of a school-based psychoeducational intervention on the academic self-efficacy of urban youth enrolled in the ninth grade. Using a mixed-methods design, data were collected using a quantitative measure of academic self-efficacy and eight semistructured interviews over the course of an academic school semester. As hypothesized, t tests did not reveal a statistical difference in academic self-efficacy between preintervention (Time 1) and postintervention (Time 2). A consensual qualitative analysis of the interviews, however, indicated enhanced developmental specificity concerning use of academic skills and articulation of goals between Time 1 and Time 2. Limitations of the study and future directions for research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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