The role of work-integrated learning in developing students' perceived work self-efficacy

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Author: Reddan, Gregory


The notion of work self-efficacy is significant as the self-efficacy beliefs of an individual have considerable influence on his/her level of motivation and performance in the workplace. This paper aims to determine the effects of the learning activities of a work-integrated learning course in Exercise Science in relation to students' perceived work self-efficacy in industries relevant to their studies. Comparison of pre- and post-course scores on the Work Self-Efficacy Scale demonstrated significant improvement in students' perceived work self-efficacy in all seven dimensions, as well...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Students

Keywords: Work integrated learning; Case study; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Hamilton, New Zealand: Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2016

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Journal volume: 17

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2016

Pages: pp. 423-436

ISSN: 1175-2882

Special Issue: 'Defining and advancing cooperative and work-integrated education'. Papers developed from presentations at the WACE 2nd International Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, Victoria, Canada, 2016.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.447

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