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  1. Goal structures represent classroom characteristics that are supportive of students’ motivation. However, goal structures and their relations with students’ motivation have not yet been investigated in the con...

    Authors: Lisa Bardach, Vera Popper, Elke Hochfellner and Marko Lüftenegger
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:9
  2. This paper investigates attitudes towards vocational education and training (VET) using Eurobarometer data supplemented by OECD TALIS data. Attitudes are measured in two different ways. First, by a general mea...

    Authors: Giovanni Russo, Marco Serafini and Antonio Ranieri
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:7
  3. This paper investigates to what extent self-rated job-specific and generic skills and different types of educational signals are positively related to the labor market integration process of Dutch graduates, 1...

    Authors: Ardita Muja, Lieselotte Blommaert, Maurice Gesthuizen and Maarten H. J. Wolbers
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:6
  4. As yet, despite ongoing gaps in educational and career achievement, earning potential, and other psychosocial risks that perpetuate marginalization among certain populations globally, elements of effective car...

    Authors: Sylvia Nassar, Aisha Al-Qimlass, Nurten Karacan-Ozdemir and Lynn Z. Tovar
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:5
  5. Human capital theory and the life-course perspective are used to investigate how economic modernisation, as well as developments in the labour market after the West German “economic miracle”, impacted employer...

    Authors: Rolf Becker
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:4
  6. India is at the cusp of a population change and is currently undergoing the phase of ‘demographic dividend.’ This has thrown a challenge towards the policymakers to ensure that there are enough employment oppo...

    Authors: Rishi Kumar, Shravanth Mandava and Venkata Sandeep Gopanapalli
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:3
  7. In Germany, general secondary education offers few opportunities for young adults to acquire knowledge and understanding of personal finance. Hence, apart from parents’ influence as role models, important infl...

    Authors: Manuel Förster, Roland Happ and W. B. Walstad
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:2
  8. This study focused upon a curriculum for at-risk students in vocational education aimed at enhancing students’ motivation and engagement for learning. The study explored teachers’ view on effective curricular...

    Authors: G. M. Fix, H. T. M. Ritzen, J. M. Pieters and W. A. J. M. Kuiper
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:1
  9. Hospitality personnel are often prepared through vocational education and training (VET) and higher education (HE) providers, taking different emphases. In Vietnam’s hospitality workplaces, HE graduates compet...

    Authors: Anh Hai Le, Helen Klieve and Christine V. McDonald
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:14
  10. While several studies show that examinees’ test motivation biases their results in low-stakes tests, studies that investigate the predictors of motivation when taking low-stakes tests are rare. Moreover, little e...

    Authors: Christoph Helm and Julia Warwas
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:13
  11. Assessing individuals’ financial literacy levels is currently widely recognized as being necessary to design effective financial education programs and also to evaluate their actual impact. To address the lack...

    Authors: Paola Bongini, Paola Iannello, Emanuela E. Rinaldi, Mariangela Zenga and Alessandro Antonietti
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:12
  12. Designing effective educational programs to reduce dropout in higher and vocational education requires thorough understanding of the underlying mechanisms of study success. This study examines if first-year dr...

    Authors: Irene Eegdeman, Martijn Meeter and Chris Van Klaveren
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:11
  13. In this study, the correlation between test motivation and performance on an economic knowledge test was investigated. To this end, the economic knowledge of 1018 students in vocational schools in Germany was ...

    Authors: Roland Happ and Manuel Förster
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2018 10:10
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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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