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In the right placement at the right time? An investigation of the psychological outcomes of placement learning

Purdie, Fiona, McAdie, Tina M., King, Nigel and Ward, Lisa J. (2011) In the right placement at the right time? An investigation of the psychological outcomes of placement learning. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 29. pp. 717-724. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

Work integrated learning (WIL) provides an authentic experience of work practices in an occupational setting and the opportunity to develop personally and professionally. We examined whether psychological differences exist between WIL and non-WIL students (n=802), and if these differences intensify through multiple experiences. The results suggest that more work-related experiences a student had, the more hope, agency, intrinsic goal orientation and academic self efficacy they reported (p<0.05). Thus it is not simply a question of the right placement at the right time, but that WIL is most influential when students consistently build on the gains they make via multiple experiences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Education & Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY) 2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 19th - 22nd October 2011
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
Teaching and Learning Institute
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 12:37
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 12:37
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/12787

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