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"Looking To the Future and the University in an Inclusive and Sustainable Way": A Career Intervention for High School Students

Version 1 : Received: 16 September 2020 / Approved: 17 September 2020 / Online: 17 September 2020 (10:26:52 CEST)

How to cite: Santilli, S.; DI Maggio, I.; Ginevra, M.C.; Nota, L.; Soresi, S. "Looking To the Future and the University in an Inclusive and Sustainable Way": A Career Intervention for High School Students. Preprints 2020, 2020090392 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0392.v1). Santilli, S.; DI Maggio, I.; Ginevra, M.C.; Nota, L.; Soresi, S. "Looking To the Future and the University in an Inclusive and Sustainable Way": A Career Intervention for High School Students. Preprints 2020, 2020090392 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0392.v1).

Abstract

Career guidance needs new perspectives considering challenges that characterized our future, and it can not exist without solidarity, inclusion, and attention to the environmental challenges. It also should be able to positively influence stakeholders to invest in the values of the 2030 Agenda recently proposed by the United Nations and their encouragement to think about some emergencies that the new generations will have to face in the future. Based on these premises, we designed and validated a sustainable career guidance intervention for high school students. Participants (N = 75) were assigned to an experimental or a control group. All participants responded pre- and post-intervention to measure career adaptability, training, and future investment, and wishes about the feature. The students from the sustainable career intervention group increased in post-intervention scores on control, curiosity, confidence, and training and future investment. They also indicated future wishes that take into more account attention to relationships and social challenges.

Subject Areas

career intervention; inclusion; sustainability

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