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Exploration of Work Readiness in Psychology Students

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posted on 2022-11-28, 10:09 authored by ASHLEIGH SCHWEINSBERG
This thesis by publication explored the central research aim to understand and enhance work readiness in psychology students studying online. The project filled a literature gap relating to understanding psychological work readiness in an Australian context. Three key outcomes are noted. Firstly, a psychologically oriented definition of work readiness was developed. Secondly, the who, what and where of work readiness in psychology was explored via qualitative methods, and was a first-on-its-kind review in the psychological education space. Finally, recommendations for increasing psychological work readiness were proposed centering on the need for increased awareness and understanding of skill development during educational pathways.


Principal supervisor

Matthew Edward Mundy

Additional supervisor 1

Filia Garivaldis

Additional supervisor 2

Kyle Dyer

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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