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General or Vocational Education? : The Role of Vocational Interests in Educational Decisions at the End of Compulsory School in Switzerland

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JÜTTLER, Andreas, Stephan SCHUMANN, Markus P. NEUENSCHWANDER, Jan HOFMANN, 2021. General or Vocational Education? : The Role of Vocational Interests in Educational Decisions at the End of Compulsory School in Switzerland. In: Vocations and Learning. Springer. 14(1), pp. 115-145. ISSN 1874-785X. eISSN 1874-7868. Available under: doi: 10.1007/s12186-020-09256-y

@article{Juttler2021-04Gener-50674, title={General or Vocational Education? : The Role of Vocational Interests in Educational Decisions at the End of Compulsory School in Switzerland}, year={2021}, doi={10.1007/s12186-020-09256-y}, number={1}, volume={14}, issn={1874-785X}, journal={Vocations and Learning}, pages={115--145}, author={Jüttler, Andreas and Schumann, Stephan and Neuenschwander, Markus P. and Hofmann, Jan} }

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