Abstract

Internships have become an integral part of post-secondary education, while also serving as a means for students to distinguish themselves as job candidates. Although internship programs have formally been in place for over a hundred years, surprisingly little research has been done into the topic, even though more than three out of four students participate in at least one internship before they graduate college. The purpose of this study is to develop and test an internship evaluation tool that will help educators distinguish the high quality internship opportunities from low quality ones. Based on management profiling questionnaires that became popular in the 1970s, we have devised this instrument, the Internship Profiling Questionnaire (IPQ), using feedback models of development. Using a sample of Brigham Young University alumni, we conducted an online survey of job placement, job satisfaction, and vocational self-crystallization concept as outcome variables to be predicted from the IPQ.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology

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Date Submitted

2013-11-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6614

Keywords

internship, evaluation, work experience

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Psychology Commons

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