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Kärner, Tobias; Minkley, Nina; Rausch, Andreas; Schley, Thomas; Sembill, Detlef – Vocations and Learning, 2018
By adapting the job demands-resources model of Demerouti et al. "Journal of Applied Psychology," 86(3), 499-512, (2001) to vocational problem-solving situations, we aimed to investigate how, and to what extent, problem-solving demands and personal resources affect stress responses and task interest. Therefore, we used a problem-solving…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Problem Solving, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Rausch, Andreas – Vocations and Learning, 2017
It was investigated how domain-specific knowledge, fluid intelligence, vocational interest and work-related self-efficacy predicted domain-specific problem-solving performance in the field of office work. The participants included 100 German VET (vocational education and training) students nearing the end of a 3-year apprenticeship program as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Information Technology
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Rausch, Andreas – Vocations and Learning, 2013
Most learning in the workplace occurs while pursuing working rather than learning goals. The studies at hand aimed to identify task characteristics that foster learning in the workplace. Task characteristics are supposed to exert a major effect on the learning potential. However, the fact that learning is more often than not a rather unconscious…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Learning Processes, Task Analysis