Senior students' views on career information: What was the most useful and what would they like

Patton, Wendy A. & McCrindle, Andrea R. (2001) Senior students' views on career information: What was the most useful and what would they like. Australian Journal of Career Development, 10(1), pp. 32-36.


This study surveyed 3846 Queensland Year 12 students’ perceptions of sources of information about post-school options. Free response items addressed what was the most useful information received on post-school options and what further information was required. The written responses were analysed using a content analysis approach. People were the most commonly nominated resource, followed by publications and personal research. This finding was different, however, for young people not intending to undertake tertiary study. Comparisons were also made on gender, with females generally making more comment about information sources. Students requested more information on their options, advice and finances.

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ID Code: 12281
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1038-4162
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Australian Council for Educational Research
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2010 15:49

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