The effect of work-integrated learning in highlighting the complexity of work : a pilot study of work self-efficacy

Bates, Lyndel, Nguyen, Hieu, Sawhney, Jappan, & O'Connor, Erin L. (2014) The effect of work-integrated learning in highlighting the complexity of work : a pilot study of work self-efficacy. In Moore, K. (Ed.) Work Integrated Learning : Building capacity - Conference Proceedings of the 2014 ACEN National Conference, Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Limited, Tweed Heads, NSW, pp. 21-25.

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This pilot study aims to examine the effect of work-integrated learning (WIL) on work self-efficacy (WSE) for undergraduate students from the Queensland University of Technology. A WSE instrument was used to examine the seven subscales of WSE. These were; learning, problem solving, pressure, role expectations, team work, sensitivity and work politics. The results of this pilot study revealed that, overall the WSE scores were highest when the students’ did not participate in the WIL unit (comparison group) in comparison to the WIL group. The current paper suggests that WSE scores were changed as a result of WIL participation. These findings open a new path for future studies allowing them to explore the relationship between WIL and the specific subscales of WSE.

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ID Code: 78724
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: All papers reproduced in these proceedings have been independently blind peer reviewed, by
at least two qualified reviewers, with consideration for HERDC reporting requirements: EI
Conference Publication – Full Paper, Refereed. All papers reproduced in these proceedings
were presented at the ACEN National Conference held in Tweed Heads, New South Wales
between October 1st and October 3rd 2014.
Keywords: work self-efficacy, undergraduate psychology students, work placements, work self-efficacy inventory (WSEi), work politics, work-integrated learning, HERN
ISBN: 9780980570601
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Limited
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2014 00:59
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 16:09

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