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ERIC Number: EJ891415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Realistic Major Previews in the School-to-College Transition of Italian High School Students
Lent, Robert W.; Nota, Laura; Soresi, Salvatore; Ferrari, Lea
Career Development Quarterly, v56 n2 p183-191 Dec 2007
Industrial/organizational researchers have reported that realistic job previews diminish prospective workers' expectations but promote the satisfaction and persistence of those who ultimately accept a job assignment. The authors applied this strategy to the context of school-to-college transition; 354 Italian high school students were provided with a 2-hour lecture designed to simulate exposure to a college major of their choice. Students showed moderate pre-post increases in subject matter knowledge but reported small decreases in interests and outcome expectations (but not self-efficacy) related to the academic major to which they were exposed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy