Factors of Vocational Identity for Social Welfare University Students in Japan

Abstract

The study aimed to verify a hypothesis that a sense of fulfillment in student life and perceived stress in training in the facilities could affect vocational identity among social welfare university students, in order to acquire implications for enhancing the vocational consciousness. A questionnaire survey was conducted with 388 thirdand fourth-year students of training course for certified social workers in three universities in A prefecture in Japan. The questionnaire was returned by 338 students, and 288 responses (85.2%) were valid and used for the analysis. As a SEM result, the hypothesized model proved to be fit to the data. Path coefficient of sense of fulfillment of student life to vocational identity was statistically positive. Path coefficient of training stress to vocational identity was statistically negative. Keywords—Training stress, Physical health, Sense of fulfillment of student life, structural equation modeling (SEM)

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@inproceedings{Sakano2012FactorsOV, title={Factors of Vocational Identity for Social Welfare University Students in Japan}, author={Junko Sakano and Wakanako Ono and Yusuke Tomotsune and Ichiyo Matsuzaki}, year={2012} }