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ERIC Number: EJ837663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Perception is Reality? Examining the Effect of Mentorship on Career Self-Efficacy in Outdoor Recreation
Berns, Gretchen Newhouse
Journal of the Wilderness Education Association, v20 n2 p17-20 Fall 2008
Despite the large number of new employees and student interns in the field of outdoor recreation, there is little information to guide the mentorship process. With a lack of mentorship, many develop low career self-efficacy and then frequently change jobs or even look outside the field of outdoor recreation for employment in the beginning of their career. This article examines Bandura's self-efficacy theory to better understand how perceptions often become reality as new employees and student interns make decisions regarding their careers in the outdoors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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