Compromises in occupational choice and stability of vocational education and training


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This study examines whether premature termination of vocational training is more likely when trainees had to make compromises between their realistic occupational aspiration and their occupation trained for in terms of gender type, prestige and occupational interests. It further investigates whether compromises in prestige and gender type are more important than compromises in occupational interests. The study is based on a sample of trainees from the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Event history models are used to identify the factors influencing the hazard rates of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Participation; Gender; Culture and society

Keywords: Longitudinal study; Trainee; Decision making; Dropout; Aspirations; Student interests; Occupation; Perception

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Muttenz and Bern, Switzerland: European Research Network on Vocational Education and Training, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and Bern University of Teacher Education, 2021

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