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Effect of career education module on career development of community college students

  • Jasmi A. Talib
  • Amla SallehEmail author
  • Salleh Amat
  • Simin Ghavifekr
  • Azlinda M. Ariff
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Abstract

Using a pre-post and control group design, we examined the effect of a career education module on career development among a group of 122 community college students in Malaysia. The effect of gender and the interaction effect of gender and career education module on career development were also investigated. MANOVA analyses showed significant differences between the experimental and control groups in terms of career planning, self-efficacy, and career maturity. However, no significant interaction was observed between strategies and gender on the three career development constructs. Our findings are consistent with most career education studies that used secondary school samples.

Keywords

Career development Career education module Career planning ability 

Résumé. Effet du Module “Éducation de Carrière” sur le développement de carrière des étudiants au niveau tertiaire

À l’aide d’un design pré-post comprenant un groupe contrôle, nous avons examiné l’effet d’un Module “Éducation de Carrière” sur le développement vocationnel d’un groupe de 122 étudiants dans une école supérieure de Malaisie. L’effet du genre et l’effet d’interaction du genre et du Module “Éducation de Carrière” sur le développement ont également été investigués. Des MANOVAs ont montré des différences significatives entre le groupe contrôle et le groupe expérimental en termes de planification de carrière, d’auto-efficacité, et de maturité vocationnelle. Cependant, aucune interaction significative n’a été observée entre les stratégies et le genre sur les trois dimensions du développement de carrière. Nos résultats sont cohérents avec la plupart des études sur l’éducation à la carrière qui ont utilisé des échantillons issus de l’enseignement secondaire.

Zusammenfassung. Effekte des Laufbahnentwicklung Moduls zur beruflichen Entwicklung in einer Stichprobe von Studierenden an einem Gemeindecollege

Mit einem Prä-Post-Kontrollgruppendesign wurde die Wirkung eines Berufsausbildungsmoduls zur beruflichen Entwicklung anhand einer Stichprobe von 122 Schülern in Malaysia untersucht. Der Effekt des Geschlechts und der Interaktionseffekt von Geschlecht mit der Teilnahme an dem Berufsausbildungsmodul zur beruflichen Entwicklung wurden ebenfalls überprüft. MANOVA-Analysen zeigten signifikante Unterschiede zwischen den Versuchs- und Kontrollgruppen in Bezug auf die Karriereplanung, Selbstwirksamkeit und Laufbahnreife. Es wurde jedoch keine signifikante Interaktion zwischen Strategien und Geschlecht hinsichtlich der drei untersuchten Laufbahnentwicklungsvariablen beobachtet. Die Ergebnisse stehen im Einklang mit den meisten Berufsbildungsstudien, welche weiterführende Schulen als Stichprobe verwendeten.

Resumen. El efecto de un Módulo de Orientación Profesional sobre el desarrollo vocacional de estudiantes de colegios comunitarios

En este trabajo se ha estudiado el efecto de un Módulo de Orientación Profesional sobre el desarrollo vocacional de 122 estudiantes de colegios comunitarios malayos, partiendo de un diseño de grupo tipo pre-post con muestra control. Igualmente se ha analizado el efecto de la variable sexo, y el de su interacción con el Módulo de Orientación Profesional, sobre el desarrollo vocacional. El tratamiento de datos con MANOVA pone de manifiesto la existencia de diferencias significativas entre los grupos experimentales y la muestra control, tanto en términos de planificación profesional, como de autoeficacia, y madurez vocacional. No se observó, en cambio, interacción significativa alguna entre sexo y estrategia seguida en ninguno los tres escenarios de desarrollo profesional planteados. Los resultados están en línea con los obtenidos en la gran mayoría de estudios similares realizados sobre estudiantes de educación secundaria.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasmi A. Talib
    • 1
  • Amla Salleh
    • 2
    Email author
  • Salleh Amat
    • 2
  • Simin Ghavifekr
    • 3
  • Azlinda M. Ariff
    • 2
  1. 1.The Community CollegeMasjid TanahMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationThe National University of Malaysia (UKM)BangiMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Malaya (UM)Kuala LumpurMalaysia

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