ERIC Number: EJ1200386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Perceptions of Soft Skills & Career Decision Self-Efficacy through Participation in SAE
Haddad, Becky; Marx, Adam A.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v59 n4 p159-176 2018
This study sought to assess student perceptions of soft skills and career decision self-efficacy attained through participation in different types of Supervised Agriculture Experience programs within School Based Agricultural Education. There was no significant difference found in career decision self-efficacy or perceived soft skill attainment between those who participated in SAE and those who did not. This study identified a positive significant impact for career decision self efficacy and perceived soft skill attainment between those who had placement and exploratory SAEs with the exception of the problem-solving construct. Findings suggest that students participating in programs that require greater investment of student time, skill, capital, and initiative develop greater perceived skill attainment and efficacy through the SAE program.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Educational Environment, Agricultural Education, Self Efficacy, Student Placement, Work Experience Programs, High School Students, Thinking Skills, Agricultural Occupations
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota