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Soft Skills in High School


Abstract Soft skills encompass a wide variety of skills that are necessary to be successful in school and in the workplace. From time management to goal setting, communication and collaboration, the non-cognitive, or soft skills, are fundamental to academic success However, even with their importance, soft skills are often not explicitly taught. The purpose of this action research study was to explore the impact of teaching soft skills to high school students.

A soft skills curriculum was created using self-efficacy theory which serves as the heart of Bandura’s (1977) Social Learning Theory. Specifically, the soft skills were taught, modeled, and then practiced by the participants. The Soft Skills Training Group (SSTG) consisted of eight sessions ... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Glaittli, Michelle (Author) / Henriksen, Danah (Advisor) / Foulger, Teresa (Committee member) / Metz, A.J. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject School counseling / Educational psychology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 167 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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