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ERIC Number: EJ935759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
The Impact of Career Workshops on Freshman College Students At-Risk for Dropout: An Action Research Study
Williams, Donjanea F.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v13 n1 p37-62 2011-2012
College students on probation are generally considered at-risk for dropping out, as indicated by a wide range of literature. This article focuses on an action research study that explored the impact of a career workshop series on freshman students in a probation course at a medium-sized university located in the southeastern United States. The study examined whether the workshops enhance these students' motivation to remain in school, as well as their career decision-making abilities and level of career knowledge--two factors that combined are referred to as career focus in this discussion. Results indicated the workshops were effective in increasing the students' career decision-making abilities, career knowledge, and determination to be in school, but didn't impact their desire to perform well as a student. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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