A behavior focused assessment of coo-op performance: A comparison of co-op and non co-op graduating students

Abstract : This paper investigates how student-workers' performance can be assessed through the notion of work-role performance, on the basis of three behavioral-related dimensions (proficiency, adaptivity, and proactivity), and proposes a definition of performance prior to graduation. By taking into account the accumulation of work experience, this article investigates first whether 1,310 cooperative education (co-op) students develop proficient, adaptive, and proactive performance behaviors toward the task and the team in the workplace and test the effect of the accumulation of work-experience of three cohorts. Second, it examines whether this work-role performance was different between 547 coop students and 617 non-coop students both with four months of work experience. Results showed that only team performance proficiency significantly increased with the accumulation of work experience for coop students. Results did not show significant difference between coop and non-coop students with regard to work-role performance' scores.
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Antoine Pennaforte. A behavior focused assessment of coo-op performance: A comparison of co-op and non co-op graduating students. Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education, University of Waikato, 2016, 17 (1), pp.61 - 74. ⟨hal-02103142⟩

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