Journal article

Predicting career sector intent and the theory of planned behaviour: survey findings from Australian veterinary science students

AM Feakes, EJ Palmer, KR Petrovski, DA Thomsen, JH Hyams, MA Cake, B Webster, SR Barber

BMC VETERINARY RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Producing graduates for a breadth of sectors is a priority for veterinary science programs. Undergraduate career intentions represent de-facto 'outcome' measures of admissions policy and curricula design, as intentions are strong predictors of eventual behaviour. Informed by Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behaviour, this study aimed to identify if contextually relevant attitudes and self-ratings affect student intentions for veterinary career sectors. RESULTS: Survey responses from 844 students enrolled in five Australian veterinary programs in 2014 were analysed. Intention was measured for biomedical research/academia, industry, laboratory animal medicine, public health/government/di..

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