Career Choice of Adolescents: Can occupational VR 360-degree Videos Facilitate Job Interest?

Pia Spangenberger, Sarah-Christin Freytag

Abstract

The recent increase in accessibility of stand-alone Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) has been recognised by companies who use them for recruitment purposes. By filming employees on the job site with 360-degree cameras, jumping into an occupational environment via a HMD has become a possibility for young career seekers. However, career choice depends on various influential factors (e.g. socialisation, self-efficacy, norms, experiences or career choice readiness). Thus, the question arises how and if VR 360-degree videos for occupational orientation can play a supporting role in this process. The presented pilot study examines the effects of exposure to occupational VR 360-degree videos on the development of occupational interest. 41 students experienced a variety of occupational VR 360-degree videos in a classroom setting. A significant increase in job interest before and after exposure was found. Our results indicate a positive experience and favourable ratings towards the application as useful for career orientation and for providing occupational information. We conclude that VR 360-degree videos are a promising tool for gaining occupational information and initiate self-reflection. We suggest future research with larger cohorts using the same VR application to further investigate which features are regarded as helpful in career orientation for young adults.

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in Harvard Style

Spangenberger P. and Freytag S. (2020). Career Choice of Adolescents: Can occupational VR 360-degree Videos Facilitate Job Interest?.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 552-558. DOI: 10.5220/0009410805520558


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Pia Spangenberger and Sarah-Christin Freytag},
title={Career Choice of Adolescents: Can occupational VR 360-degree Videos Facilitate Job Interest?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={552-558},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009410805520558},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Career Choice of Adolescents: Can occupational VR 360-degree Videos Facilitate Job Interest?
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Spangenberger P.
AU - Freytag S.
PY - 2020
SP - 552
EP - 558
DO - 10.5220/0009410805520558