Judgment of factors influencing interest: an Australian study

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dc.contributor.author Cooksey, Ray en_US
dc.contributor.author Athanasou, Jim en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:46:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-14T07:46:15Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:46:15Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier 2004004302 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Athanasou James and Cooksey Ray 2001, 'Judgment of factors influencing interest: an Australian study', American Vocational Education Research Association, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 77-96. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0739-3369 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6367
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence interest in vocational education subjects. The 20 factors that were investigated related to the course, ability, difficulty, relevance or importance of a subject, the quality of teaching, student effort, career and vocational interests, as well as demographic factors. The source data used in the study comprised 120 previously obtained student scenarios. Participants (N=18) from technical and further education acted as judges. They read the information in each of the scenarios and were asked to judge how interested they would be in taking the vocational education subject described. The multiple correlation of the 20 items in each scenario with ranked interest was 0.84 yet the median correlation of judgments was only 0.305. Overall, career interests were rated more importantly than other factors. Results confirmed the idiosyncrasy of interest perceptions and it was concluded that individual differences have an impact on the ways in which people determine their interest for learning. en_US
dc.publisher American Vocational Education Research Association en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Judgment of factors influencing interest: an Australian study en_US
dc.parent Journal of Vocational Education Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 26 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Athens, GA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 77 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 96 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130309 en_US
dc.personcode 910329 en_US
dc.personcode 0000024196 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Learning Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US

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