Why students avoid sandwich placements
Morgan, H 2005, Why students avoid sandwich placements , in: Education in a Changing Environment, 12-13 January 2006, University of Salford, UK.
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This paper outlines research undertaken to identify factors that dissuade accounting degree students at the University of Salford from taking a year’s work placement. Interviews with key staff and purposively-selected students were transcribed and analysed using grounded theory. A questionnaire, based on emerging factors, was completed by students; with factor analysis triangulating and enhancing the interviews’ findings. Key factors identified are: awareness of the placement scheme, links with local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and better descriptions of job opportunities illustrating the placement’s quality. In conclusion, further research is recommended using a shorter questionnaire focussing on these and other emerging factors, such as the students’ socio-economic status and pre-entry levels (UCAS points), which require validation. Cross-discipline research opportunities exist.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||ISBN: 9781905732074|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
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|Date Deposited:||01 Jun 2009 15:25|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:24|
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