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ERIC Number: EJ811108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
Job-Seeking and Job-Acquisition in High School Students
Creed, Peter A.; Doherty, Fiona; O'Callaghan, Frances
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v73 n2 p195-202 Oct 2008
We surveyed 225 Year 9 and 10 students at T1 regarding their attitude, social norms, control, experience, plans and intentions to find a part-time job while at school. Of these, 149 did not have a job and were surveyed again four months later about their job-seeking and job outcomes (104 responded at T2). Job-seeking intentions at T1 were associated with past experience, plans and beliefs that getting a job was the right thing to do. Job-seeking at T2 was associated with beliefs about the value of job-seeking. Job interviews attended were related to job-seeking, and job offers were related to interviews attended. Students with higher job-seeking intentions and behaviours differed on most variables from students with lower intentions and behaviours. Students need to be aware of the relationship between job-seeking, interviews and offers, and be provided with strategies that increase their interviews and assist to manage unsuccessful job attempts. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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