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Preparation for the School-to-Work Transition: The Views of High School Students

Preparation for the School-to-Work Transition: The Views of High School Students,10.1006/jvbe.2001.1853,Journal of Vocational Behavior,Susan D. Philli

Preparation for the School-to-Work Transition: The Views of High School Students   (Citations: 12)
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This study sought to identify those factors that facilitate readiness for the transition from high school to work. Using an open-ended interview, the authors obtained narrative data from 17 high school juniors from two diverse school systems. A systematic, discovery-oriented, qualitative analysis strategy revealed that the availability of work-based learning, supportive adults, and an active orientation to the adult world were associated with objective aspects of readiness (work-related skills and planning). In addition, new hypotheses were generated suggesting that becoming “ready” may occur via multiple pathways. Furthermore, the use of resources, whether motivated by anxiety or interest, was associated with clearer transitional plans. Less clearly evident in these findings were those factors that might lead to psychological readiness in terms of optimism and resilience. Implications of these findings are discussed in relation to theory, research, and practice.
Journal: Journal of Vocational Behavior - J VOCAT BEHAV , vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 202-216, 2002
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    • ...Much of the previous work on the school-to-work transition focused on high school students (eg, Blustein, Phillips, Jobin-Davis, Finkelberg, & Roarke, 1997; Lent, O’Brien, & Fastinger, 1998; Patton, Creed, & Muller, 2002; Phillips, Blustein, Jobin-Davis, & Finkelberg-White, 2002; Savickas, 1999; Worthington & Juntunen, 1997)...

    Nicole E. Rossiet al. Does a Quarterlife Crisis Exist?

    • ...Phillips, Blustein, Jobin-Davis, and White (2002) suggested that prepared adolescents (ie, those who are best positioned to move from high school to work) demonstrate several characteristics, including (a) generalizable work skills, (b) clear and realistic plans, (c) optimism about plans, and (d) resilience in the face of obstacles...

    Sinan Gemiciet al. Contributions of Cooperative Education in Preparing At-Risk Students f...

    • ...For example, career planning, vocational skill development, and an orientation to the adult world have been shown to facilitate school-to-work transitions (Phillips, Blustein, Jobin-Davis, & White, 2002)...
    • ...Role Models and Mentors The degree to which Black and Latino adolescents interact with adults who can help guide their career exploration could influence their readiness to transition from high school to the world of work or college (Phillips et al., 2002)...

    Marie L. Miville. Factors Influencing the Educational and Vocational Transitions of Blac...

    • ...Phillips, Blustein, Jobin-Davis, and White (2002) suggested that prepared adolescents, i.e., those who are best positioned to move from high school to work, demonstrate several characteristics, including (a) generalizable work skills, (b) clear and realistic plans, (c) optimism about plans, and (d) resilience in the face of obstacles...
    • ...It is reasonable to expect that transition readiness is promoted by work-based learning (WBL) activities and experiences (Phillips et al., 2002)...

    Sinan Gemiciet al. Contributions of Work-based Learning in Preparing At-Risk Students for...

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