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ACT INSIGHTS INEDUCATION ANDWORKSERIESThe Importance of BehavioralSkills and Navigation Factorsfor Education and Work SuccessCOLLEGEEFFORTSTUDYFUTUREOPTMISMACTIONPROGRESSACHIEVEMENTCONNECTIONWORKGOALSSATISFACTIONSKILLSDECISIONSNAVIGATEGROWTHNETWORKJOBCONFIDENCEBEHAVIORSOCIALIZECHANGECAREERSUCCESSEDUCATIONCOOPERATIONDaniel M. Elchert, PhD candidateChristian A. Latino, PhD candidateBecky L. Bobek, PhDJason Way, PhDAlex Casillas, PhD
Daniel Elchertis completing his PhD at The University of Iowa while workingas a research assistant at ACT. His research interests include investigatingcareer development processes and how individuals navigate through theireducation and career.Christian Latinois completing his PhD at the University of Iowa whileworking as a research assistant at ACT. His research interests include yogaand first generation college students.Becky Bobekis a principal research scientist at ACT who conducts researchin the area of education and career navigation, including the constructs (goals,interests, etc.) and processes (decision-making) that facilitate successfuleducation and work transitions.Jason Wayis a research psychologist in Behavior and Navigation Research.He researches behavioral and psychosocial skills, including their relevance toimportant academic and work outcomes.Alex Casillasis a principal research psychologist in Research on Assessmentand Learning specializing in assessment design and behavioral predictors ofperformance and persistence in education and work settings.AcknowledgmentsThe authors thank Kyle Swaney for his review and suggestions on an earlierversion and Stephanie Su for data analysis support.© 2017 by ACT, Inc. All rights reserved.R1633
Table of ContentsIntroduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1What are the ACT Holistic Framework Behavioral Skills and Navigation Factors?. . . . .1ACT National Curriculum Survey®and Sample. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2Behavioral Skills and Navigation Factors Essential for Education and Work Success. . 3Finding 1: A large majority of educators and workforce supervisors consider behavioralskills and navigation factors to be important for success in education and work settings. . . 3Finding 2: Most education and workforce respondents consider Sustaining Effort animportant behavioral skill for success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Finding 3: While a majority of educators and supervisors consider Socializing with Othersimportant for success, this percentage goes down over time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Finding 4: A large majority of educators across grades 3–12 rate navigation factors asimportant for success, while fewer postsecondary and workforce respondents considerthese factors important.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Finding 5: Far more teachers across grades 3–12 consider Having a Goal important to beready for success than postsecondary instructors and workforce supervisors. . . . . . . . . . .7Finding 6: More teachers rate Sustaining Effort and Acting Honestly highly important forbeing ready for success than other behavioral skills.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

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