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ERIC Number: EJ959025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Career Aspirations and Self-Efficacy of European Psychology Students
Knight, Simon; Vainre, Maris
Psychology Teaching Review, v17 n2 p47-60 Aut 2011
Without understanding career options, and pre-requisites around Europe, it is not clear what the implications are of the Bologna Process for the creation of a "European Higher Education Area" for psychology, and more specifically the basis for the Psychology Diploma for practitioner qualification (Lunt, 2005). However, any research into "employability" and graduate destinations must take account the desired destination, and levels of "self-efficacy" towards enacting any particular career path. In the current study, 284 European psychology students' career aspirations and self-efficacy were measured. A majority of participants claim to have received no careers guidance (64.8 per cent), and a sizeable group (39.1 per cent) have a mismatch between the job area they would like to enter, and the area they think they are most likely to enter. Implications of the results as well as limitations of the study are discussed. (Contains 6 tables, 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom