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  1. Content type: Research

    The current and future workforce is challenged to adapt to changing environments and become lifelong, self-regulated learners. Learning journals can regulate learning processes through scaffolding reflection o...

    Authors: Beat A. Schwendimann, Gabriel Kappeler, Laetitia Mauroux and Jean-Luc Gurtner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:9

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    With the purpose of increasing the level of physical activity (PA) among Danish adolescents the Danish government initiated a large scale vocational school reform in 2015 requiring that vocational schools must...

    Authors: Jesper von Seelen, Anette Mikkelsen and Maiken Wolderslund

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:7

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  3. Content type: Research

    By applying the inventory theory to hiring skilled workers under uncertainty, the authors explain how firms decide on their optimum investment in an “inventory of skills.” This paper investigates the condition...

    Authors: Harald Pfeifer and Uschi Backes-Gellner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:6

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  4. Content type: Research

    When beginning higher education studies in business and economics students bring with them diverse knowledge and experience in the field, which could affect their success in the program. Differences in prior e...

    Authors: Roland Happ, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia and Manuel Förster

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:5

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  5. Content type: Research

    Boredom is a prevalent experience in school. Findings indicate that students are bored in a notable amount of instructional time with negative consequences for learning outcomes. The control-value theory consi...

    Authors: Kristina Kögler and Richard Göllner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:4

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  6. Content type: Research

    In a context of scarce statistical information, this paper focuses on the professional development of Vocational Education and Training teachers in Italy, namely those teaching vocational subjects. It provides...

    Authors: Marco Serafini

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:3

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  7. Content type: Research

    Vocational education teachers are key participants in the renewal of the Hungarian vocational educational system. Their professional development (as indicated by their learning activities, learning targets and...

    Authors: Csaba Csíkos, Zsuzsa Kovács and Orsolya Kereszty

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:2

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  8. Content type: Review

    Despite the importance of the subject of the early school leaving, there are few researches about success and dropout pathways in Vocational Education and Training, while there are many studies centered in oth...

    Authors: Antoni Cerda-Navarro, Jaume Sureda-Negre and Rubén Comas-Forgas

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:17

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  9. Content type: Research

    The debate around the regulation of learning has recently penetrated the domain of collaborative learning, introducing a social dimension to what was earlier seen, essentially, as a personal initiative. The pr...

    Authors: Elisa Motta, Alberto Cattaneo and Jean-Luc Gurtner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:15

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  10. Content type: Research

    Citizens in modern democratic societies are confronted with complex demands, challenges, and economic problems, and they typically act as consumers, savers, voters, and employees. It is highly desirable for ci...

    Authors: Stephan Schumann, Esther Kaufmann, Franz Eberle, Andreas Jüttler and Nicole Ackermann

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    Students’ positive emotions, such as enjoying learning activities at school, are increasingly recognized as being conducive to learning. Researchers therefore seek to understand the roles that teachers’ emotions ...

    Authors: Julia Warwas and Christoph Helm

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:11

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  12. Content type: Research

    The study aims to investigate stress-inducing potentials of problem-solving activities (e.g., goal elaboration, decision making, and information seeking) within an authentic problem-solving task from the busin...

    Authors: Tobias Kärner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:10

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  13. Content type: Review

    This review provides an overview of the empirical research concerning guidance in the context of vocational education and training (VET). The study examines practices, providers and supporting and hindering fa...

    Authors: Susanna Mikkonen, Laura Pylväs, Heta Rintala, Petri Nokelainen and Liisa Postareff

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:9

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  14. Content type: Research

    Educators today have to be able to make current empirical research results usable for everyday practice. Consequently, there are increasing endeavors to develop and assess competencies in consuming empirical r...

    Authors: Michaela Wiethe-Körprich and Sandra Bley

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:8

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  15. Content type: Research

    In Germany, almost 15 per cent of all first-year students leave higher education without obtaining a degree. The German post-secondary educational system is tracked however, and many dropouts enter the labour ...

    Authors: Mirte Scholten and Nicole Tieben

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:7

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  16. Content type: Research

    Educational experts commonly agree that tailor-made guidance is the most efficient way to foster the learning and developmental process of learners. Diagnostic assessments using cognitive diagnostic models (CD...

    Authors: Sandra Bley

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:6

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  17. Content type: Research

    In Sweden, some occupations require post-secondary apprenticeship, e.g. those who are to become construction workers, while some do not, e.g. those who are to become business and administration workers. Resear...

    Authors: Magnus Fjellström

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    Empowering leadership practise among leaders in the construction industry contributes to improve occupational safety, by stimulating participative safety behaviour among construction workers. Socialization int...

    Authors: Martin Grill, Anders Pousette, Kent Nielsen, Regine Grytnes and Marianne Törner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:2

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  19. Content type: Research

    In the Netherlands, there has been a strong increase in diversity among students in recent decades. Even though access for previously underrepresented groups based on economic status, ethnicity or culture has ...

    Authors: Daniel van Middelkoop, Hafid Ballafkih and Martha Meerman

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2017 9:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    In an increasingly globalized world, the call for internationally comparable competence measurements has emerged. After several international studies on pre-college education, the focus has shifted to internat...

    Authors: Doreen Holtsch, Silja Rohr-Mentele, Eva Wenger, Franz Eberle and Richard J. Shavelson

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:18

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study links TREE panel data surveying school-to-work transitions in Switzerland with unique job advertising data from the Swiss Job Market Monitor that mirrors individual job opportunities. We investigate...

    Authors: Helen Buchs and Laura Alexandra Helbling

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:17

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  22. Content type: Research

    Commercial apprenticeship is the most commonly chosen type of apprenticeship within vocational education training in Switzerland. Both the Swiss economy and the training companies themselves benefit when appre...

    Authors: Sarah Forster-Heinzer, Doreen Holtsch, Silja Rohr-Mentele and Franz Eberle

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:16

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  23. Content type: Research

    Investigating individuals’ sequences of occupations and identifying suitable patterns is a complex task. Most research focuses on single time-points, single jobs and single transitions and only few longitudina...

    Authors: Claudia Schellenberg, Annette Krauss, Achim Hättich and Kurt Häfeli

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:15

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  24. Content type: Research

    Mathematical competency is central to life in modern society, and it is particularly important for many occupations and professions. In Germany, young people with insufficient mathematical skills experience si...

    Authors: Simon Weißeno, Susan Seeber, Janna Kosanke and Constanze Stange

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:14

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  25. Content type: Research

    In reference to the interactionist paradigm, we analyse how students’ emotional states during class are affected by student’ self-regulation, by time-varying characteristics within learning situations, and by ...

    Authors: Tobias Kärner and Kristina Kögler

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:12

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  26. Content type: Research

    Since the restoration of independence in Estonia in 1991, much has changed with regard to vocational education and training (VET). Radical social and economic developments took place in the early 1990s and in ...

    Authors: Meidi Sirk, Reeli Liivik and Krista Loogma

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:13

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  27. Content type: Research

    This paper examines the transitions made by lower secondary school leavers and intermediate secondary school leavers into vocational education and training in Germany. With the basis that boys have long been u...

    Authors: Ursula Beicht and Günter Walden

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:11

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  28. Content type: Research

    The difficulties regarding the definition and measurement of social competences, crucial to the research in vocational education and training, are well known. In this paper, we show, based on the example of me...

    Authors: Moana Monnier, Tanja Tschöpe, Christian Srbeny and Agnes Dietzen

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:10

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  29. Content type: Research

    To measure higher-order outcomes of vocational education and training (VET) we developed a computer-based assessment of domain-specific problem-solving competence. In modeling problem-solving competence, we di...

    Authors: Andreas Rausch, Jürgen Seifried, Eveline Wuttke, Kristina Kögler and Steffen Brandt

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:9

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  30. Content type: Research

    Regional opportunity structures have received little attention in research on educational aspirations and attainment. This papers aim is to address whether regional opportunity structures affect educational at...

    Authors: David Glauser and Rolf Becker

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:8

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  31. Content type: Research

    The ASCOT research initiative funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research had the objective to measure vocational competencies in high-quality jobs. To adequately assess these it is important to o...

    Authors: Felix Walker, Nico Link and Reinhold Nickolaus

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:7

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  32. Content type: Research

    The Federal Vocational Baccalaureate constitutes the major link between the academic and vocational tracks in the Swiss educational system. Statistics show that only 20 % of a cohort move immediately to an aca...

    Authors: Michael Jüttler, Andreas Jüttler, Stephan Schumann and Franz Eberle

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:6

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  33. Content type: Research

    Research on teachers’ professional knowledge and skills is becoming increasingly important. However, valid assessments of teachers’ knowledge and skills are scarce. In this study, we report on our development ...

    Authors: Christiane Kuhn, Alicia C. Alonzo and Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:5

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  34. Content type: Research

    Social integration is an important outcome of organizational socialization. It helps adolescents after transition to their first job to adapt rapidly to the new work and organizational situation. Positive soci...

    Authors: Christof Nägele and Markus P. Neuenschwander

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:4

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  35. Content type: Research

    Laboratory assistants in biology and medicine play a central role in the operation of laboratories in hospitals, research institutes, and industries. Their daily work routine is characterized by dealing with m...

    Authors: Stephan Gantner, Jörg Großschedl, Devasmita Chakraverty and Ute Harms

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:3

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  36. Content type: Research

    The paper investigates the perceptions of young women during their vocational education and training (VET) in traditionally male-dominated STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—by analy...

    Authors: Elena Makarova, Belinda Aeschlimann and Walter Herzog

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:2

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  37. Content type: Research

    There is a general consensus regarding the stressful nature of the teaching profession and an extensive body of literature has shown a multitude of risks and protective factors that influence teachers’ profess...

    Authors: Viviana Sappa, Elena Boldrini and Carmela Aprea

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:13

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  38. Content type: Research

    Regional context conditions can have a crucial impact on school-to-work transitions and subsequently individual life chances. This paper aims to develop an approach to analyse the spatial references of regiona...

    Authors: Katarina Weßling, Andreas Hartung and Steffen Hillmert

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:12

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2016 8:1

  39. Content type: Research

    Descriptive accounts of instruction in German vocational schools consistently indicate whole-class dialogue to be prevalent. We aim to extend previous research by elucidating pedagogically valuable dialogic pr...

    Authors: Tobias Kärner and Julia Warwas

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:11

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  40. Content type: Research

    This paper compares narrow, or specialised, and broad, or less specialised, upper-secondary vocational education (VE) programmes in the Netherlands with respect to their graduates’ position in the labour marke...

    Authors: Johan Coenen, Hans Heijke and Christoph Meng

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:9

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Society affiliation

Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training is an initiative of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) (Bern, Switzerland), in collaboration with the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BiBB). The publication costs for the journal are covered by SERI, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

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