ERIC Number: EJ1220813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
College Students' Value Judgments of Workplace Skills
Ritzer, Darren R.; Sleigh, Merry J.
Psychology Learning and Teaching, v18 n2 p154-164 Jul 2019
We surveyed college students (N = 105) asking them to rate the importance of workplace skills as if they were responding as themselves, as their parents, and as future employers. We also asked participants to generate a list of skills they considered most important to develop in college, and to evaluate workplace behaviors for the likelihood of any of these resulting in termination of employment for new hires. Results revealed that college students perceived that the value they place on workplace skills matched more closely their parents' views than those of future employers. College students' list of skills considered important to develop in college was more focused on college success than career success. College students accurately identified five out of six behaviors most likely to lead to termination of employment for new staff (Gardner, 2007), but failed to identify inappropriate use of technology. These findings provide insight for faculty members who want students to succeed both at college and in their careers.
Descriptors: College Students, Value Judgment, Job Skills, Parent Influence, Employer Attitudes, Dismissal (Personnel), Education Work Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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