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Cormier, Lauren; Drewery, David – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
A growing body of literature suggests the need to better understand the subjective well-being (SWB) of students enrolled in cooperative education (co-op) programs. Some co-op students will be unsuccessful in securing employment, yet there is a scarcity of existing quantitative research outlining the impact that this will have on students,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Well Being, Unemployment, Student Surveys
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Drewery, David; Nevison, Colleen; Pretti, T. Judene; Cormier, Lauren; Barclay, Sage; Pennaforte, Antoine – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2016
This study discusses and tests a conceptual model of co-op work-term quality from a student perspective. Drawing from an earlier exploration of co-op students' perceptions of work-term quality, variables related to role characteristics, interpersonal dynamics, and organizational elements were used in a multiple linear regression analysis to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Interpersonal Relationship, Group Dynamics
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McRae, Norah; Ramji, Karima; Lu, Linghong; Lesperance, Mary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2016
Post-secondary institutions spend considerable resources on programs, such as study abroad and international work-integrated learning, which involve students' participation in international experiences. One significant impetus for these programs is the hope that through exposing students to international settings these students will be better…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Study Abroad
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Drysdale, Maureen T. B.; Frost, Natalie; McBeath, Margaret L. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2015
This project examined the role of cooperative education (co-op) in changing majors and career certainty in Canadian university students. Career certainty scores were collected using an online questionnaire from students in both cooperative education and non-cooperative education. The frequency with which students changed their major and their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Workplace Learning, Online Surveys
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Drysdale, Maureen T. B.; McBeath, Margaret – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between participation in cooperative education, and several psychological constructs believed to be related to success in both academic and professional settings. Participants, undergraduate cooperative (n = 1224) and non-cooperative education (n = 746) students in all years of study and from…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Undergraduate Students, Psychological Characteristics, Self Efficacy