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A confirmatory examination of Walberg's model of educational productivity in student career aspiration

In this study, H. Walberg's theory of educational productivity was used to guide a confirmatory examination of the relationship between student career aspiration and factors of educational productivity, using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS). The results showed a strong direct link between educational outcomes and career aspiration. Indirect relationships were also found between factors of educational productivity and career aspiration via education outcomes. Peer environment, motivation and instructional quality had the most important indirect effects on career aspiration through education outcomes. This confirmatory examination implies that factors of educational productivity enhance student career aspiration through improving education outcomes of students.

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