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ERIC Number: EJ863416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1050-8392
The Role of Task Values in Adolescents' Educational Tracks: A Person-Oriented Approach
Viljaranta, Jaana; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Aunola, Kaisa; Salmela-Aro, Katariina
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v19 n4 p786-798 Dec 2009
The present study examined what kinds of patterns of task-values adolescents show, and whether these patterns predict their educational and occupational expectations and school track. Six hundred and fourteen adolescents were examined twice before their transition to secondary education and once thereafter. The clustering-by-cases analyses identified 6 groups: (1) those who placed a high value on all school subjects, (2) those who did not value any of the subjects, (3) those who valued Finnish and social sciences, (4) those who valued in particular practical and art subjects, (5) those who valued only practical and art subjects, and (6) those who especially valued mathematics and science. The patterns of task-values also predicted adolescents' occupational and educational expectations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland