The gap year dilemma: when a purposeful gap year is the answer to career unpreparedness

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Students entering post-secondary are shown to be increasingly underprepared for the educational and career related demands associated with higher education. Quickly becoming a global trend and an attractive alternative to entering post-secondary directly from high school, a purposeful gap year increases student academic motivation and performance. Despite gaining popularity, there is limited research exploring the implications of the gap year among a North American population. The present study sought to examine how university students come to make career choices and the implications...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Career development; Higher education

Keywords: Career choice; Career planning; Decision making

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: St John's, Newfoundland: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2017

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Journal volume: 16

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 4-15

ISSN: 1499-1845, 1499-1853 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.1195

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