Understanding why apprentices consider dropping out: longitudinal prediction of apprentices' workplace interest and anxiety


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Author: Powers, Tim E.; Watt, Helen M. G.


Although apprenticeships ease the school-to-work transition for youth, many apprentices seriously consider dropping out. While associated with noncompletions, dropout considerations are important to study in their own right, because they reflect a negative quality of apprenticeship experience and can impact apprentices' quality of learning and engagement. Few studies have addressed apprentices' dropout considerations using comprehensive theoretical frameworks. To address this gap, this study examined how apprentices' interest and anxiety growth trajectories predicted dropout...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training; Students

Keywords: Dropout; Decision making; Student interests; Perception; Work environment; Quality of working life; Employers

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: London, England: SpringerOpen, 2021

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Journal volume: 13

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2021

Pages: pp. 1-23

ISSN: 1877-6337, 1877-6345 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 143.1092

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