Evaluation of a blended career education course during the COVID-19 pandemic on students’ career awareness

Sam S S LAU*, Kelvin Wan, Martin Tsui

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Abstract

Higher education has increasingly emphasized the importance of employability traits in order to personalize students’ learning needs and meet dynamic workplace demands. Previous research addressing the personalized learning on career education in blended learning model is limited. The present study aims to examine whether students with distinctive stable personality traits would improve their career adaptability and adaptation results after attending a synchronous career course during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 162 participants completed the questionnaires at both the first and last sessions of the course in spring 2020. Findings revealed that the course positively improved students’ identity formation. Personality traits demonstrated significant main effects on the middle identity formation stage and career adaptability. This study highlights traits such as emotional stability and possible cultural effects on the career development course in the young Chinese sample population. The implication of specific attributes and cultural backgrounds in career development courses is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3471
JournalSustainability
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

User-Defined Keywords

  • Career adaptability
  • Career education
  • Employability
  • Personalize learning
  • Synchronous learning

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