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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. The vision of an “Internet of Things” seems to capture numerous application fields at present, especially in the field of logistics. Despite the undisputed advantages the implementation of the “Internet of Thi...

    Authors: Anne Bremer

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  25. This study concerns the continuing professional development (CPD) of vocational teachers. As a starting point, vocational teaching as a profession is based on a type of dual professionalism. Thus, the conditio...

    Authors: Per Andersson and Susanne Köpsén

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

    Content type: Research

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  26. The importance of professional competence (PC) in business administration (BA) has increased considerably in many industrial nations over the past several years. However, while economic competence is being ass...

    Authors: Manuel Förster, Sebastian Brückner and Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:6

    Content type: Research

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  27. This study explores the interaction between organizational and psychological factors that play a role in professional teacher learning. More specifically, how teachers’ engagement in learning activities (e.g. ...

    Authors: Arnoud Oude Groote Beverborg, Peter JC Sleegers and Klaas van Veen

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:5

    Content type: Research

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  28. As teacher training plays a major role in the development of (prospective) teachers’ knowledge, differences between the professional knowledge of prospective teachers at Austrian and German universities were e...

    Authors: Sabine Fritsch, Stefanie Berger, Jürgen Seifried, Franziska Bouley, Eveline Wuttke, Kathleen Schnick-Vollmer and Bernhard Schmitz

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  29. We posit that nascent entrepreneurs should develop a competence dealing with success and a competence preventing and treating failure. We call these competences “Sense of Success” and “Sense of Failure”. Both ...

    Authors: Fritz Oser and Tanja Obex

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  30. This article addresses the question of which physical-technical prior competencies students in Germany start their engineering studies with. Furthermore, it analyzes the influence of e.g. formal qualifications...

    Authors: Stefan Behrendt, Elmar Dammann, Florina Ștefănică, Bernd Markert and Reinhold Nickolaus

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2015 7:2

    Content type: Research

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  31. Using a unique, longitudinal survey that follows school-to-work transitions of pupils who participated in PISA 2000, this paper investigates adverse consequences, so-called scarring effects, of early unemploym...

    Authors: Laura A Helbling and Stefan Sacchi

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  32. The purpose of this survey was to relate completion rate and results on national clinical final examinations to student’s admission background and examination results for nursing and medical courses.

    Authors: Maria Emilsson, Martin Gellerstedt, Maria Skyvell Nilsson, Ina Berndtsson, Kristina Johansson and Sandra Pennbrant

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  33. Using a sample about company hiring behaviour from the BIBB Establishment Panel on Training and Competence Development 2011, this paper analyses the hiring decisions of German establishments. Companies essenti...

    Authors: Lutz Bellmann, Philipp Grunau, Klaus Troltsch and Günter Walden

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  34. Recent developments in policy concerned with raising achievement in schools have given rise to work-based learning as a mechanism for dealing with disaffection. Alongside this redress is the potential for prom...

    Authors: David Allan

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  35. This study investigates the determinants of career change for individuals who change their job to become a teacher in vocational education and training (VET) as a second career. The question of what motivates ...

    Authors: Stefanie Hof and Mirjam Strupler Leiser

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  36. Spatial skills are crucial for carpentry and are a major learning objective in the initial vocational training of carpenter apprentices. Carpenters specifically need to develop the capability to switch between...

    Authors: Sebastien Cuendet, Jessica Dehler-Zufferey, Christoph Arn, Engin Bumbacher and Pierre Dillenbourg

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Vocational learning comprises more than factual knowledge and procedures; the development of a vocational identity is a key aspect and outcome of vocational education provisions and assumed to play an integral...

    Authors: Viola Katharina Klotz, Stephen Billett and Esther Winther

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  38. ‘Non-excludability’ of skills is suspected to give rise to poaching externalities and cause under-investment in training. To substantiate this hypothesis, the paper at hand investigates the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Normann Mueller

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  39. In many OECD countries an apparent connection is shown between education, the local economy and the local labor market. This connection seems to be stronger and more radical in Sweden, than in other similar co...

    Authors: Magnus Fjellström

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2014 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  40. The world is facing a worsening youth employment crisis. In response, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is back on the development agenda after years of neglect. This systematic review exa...

    Authors: Janice S Tripney and Jorge G Hombrados

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2013 5:3

    Content type: Review

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  41. Both fostering and measuring action competence remain central targets of vocational education and training research; adequate measurement approaches clearly are prerequisites for international, large-scale ass...

    Authors: Esther Winther and Viola Katharina Klotz

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2013 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  42. The number of registered apprentices in Canada more than doubled between 1995 and 2007, yet successful completion of apprenticeship programs increased by only about one-third as much. Uncovering the factors re...

    Authors: Christine Laporte and Richard E Mueller

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2013 5:1

    Content type: Research

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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 the Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SCCRE), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.