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ERIC Number: EJ1033561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1554-754X
Factors That Promote Motivation and Academic Engagement in a Career Technical Education Context
Loera, Gustavo; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Oh, Youn Joo; Rueda, Robert
Career and Technical Education Research, v38 n3 p173-190 2013
Drawing on social cognitive theory, this study examined the relationship between student and school-based factors (e.g., educational aspirations, quality of the program of study, and adults' impact on college enrollment) and students' academic engagement and satisfaction with student life in a career technical education (CTE) setting. This study sought to answer the following research question: What features of the CTE model predict academic engagement and student life satisfaction? Participants were 267 urban youth in 11th grade and 12th grade who were recent graduates of a career education program in southern California. Results indicated that when adult role models are engaged more directly in encouraging and supporting students' educational and career choices, students are more able to make educational and career choices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California