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ERIC Number: EJ825425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Increasing Psychology Students' Satisfaction with Preparedness through a Professional Issues Course
Roscoe, Lauren J.; Strapp, Chehalis M.
Teaching of Psychology, v36 n1 p18-23 Jan 2009
The current studies evaluated a capstone course, Professional Issues in Psychology, designed to prepare students for a career in psychology. The first study examined course topics and student evaluations of assignments across 4 terms. Overall, students reported that the assignments were very helpful. The second study found that students who had completed the course felt more satisfied with their preparation for graduate school and for entering the job market relative to a sample of graduating seniors who did not take the course. These results suggest that the course is associated with increased self-efficacy for entering the job market and applying to graduate school. Suggestions for developing a careers capstone course are discussed. (Contains 2 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A