• Andreas Leon
  • Gabriel Nagy
  • Stephan Abele
The lack of teachers in vocational education, especially in technical subjects, is a persistent problem. Based on the career choice theory according to Holland (1997), this paper analyses with latent variable mixture modeling (LVMM) the characteristic vocational interest profiles of prospective teachers in technical subjects and compares them with the interest profiles of students in engineering disciplines. The results show that (1) a large percentage of prospective teachers have an undifferentiated interest profile (2) the interest profiles of students are associated with the choice of study course and (3) correspond to the specific characteristics of the study courses.
Translated title of the contributionLatent profiles of the vocational interests from students of vocational education and engineering disciplines
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift für Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)194-211
Publication statusPublished - 06.2021

    Research areas

  • Methodological research and method development - Latent variable mixture modeling, vocational interests, interest profiles, vocational education, person-centered approach, latent variable mixture modeling

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