Judgment of factors influencing interest: an Australian study

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dc.contributor.author Athanasou, J
dc.contributor.author Cooksey, RW
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:46:15Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:46:15Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2001-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Vocational Education Research, 2001, 26 (1), pp. 77 - 96
dc.identifier.issn 0739-3369
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.
dc.publisher American Vocational Education Research Association
dc.title Judgment of factors influencing interest: an Australian study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Vocational Education Research
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 26
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 Learning Sciences
dc.for 220202 History and Philosophy of Education
dc.personcode 910329
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Learning Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords cerebrovascular disorders-complications, ethnology, therapy
dc.description.keywords stroke onset
dc.description.keywords emergency medical services
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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