Sense of coherence among apprentices in vocational education and training in Norway: exploring general resistance resources in work-based learning


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Author: Hanssen, Grete; Utvaer, Britt Karin Stoen


Purpose: In the face of constant and rapid development achieving a work-life balance requires highly qualified and motivated professionals who can deal with stress and the demands of the future. In response, by facilitating school- and work-based learning, upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) prepares and qualifies adolescents for professional practice. In relation to VET, two fundamental salutogenic concepts can explain how humans cope with stressful and demanding situations: Sense of coherence (SOC), which entails comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Secondary education; Apprenticeship

Keywords: Apprentice; Work based learning; VET for secondary students; Learning experience

Geographic subjects: Norway; Europe

Published: Bremen, Germany: VETNET European Research Network of Vocational Education and Training (EERA), 2022

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Journal volume: 9

Journal number: 3

Journal date: December 2022

Pages: pp. 363-389

ISSN: 2197-8638 (print), 2197-8646 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Grete Hanssen, Britt Karin Utvaer

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 152.72

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