HomeThe Asia-Pacific Education Researchervol. 20 no. 1 (2011)

Influence of Internship Experiences on the Behavioral Intentions of College Students in Taiwan

Chin-tsu Chen

Discipline: Education, Psychology



This study investigates the effect of internship experience on behavioral intention of college students in Taiwan. The results of empirical study suggest that internship experiences can be divided into positive experiences and negative experiences, each containing five major aspects: sensory experiences, affective experiences, creative cognitive experiences, physical experiences, and relational experiences. Each aspect has different effects on satisfaction with experiences, willingness to return to the original units, willingness to work, willingness to recommend, unit transition, thoughts of suspending schooling, career transition, internal complaints, and external complaints. Moreover, different personal traits have significant differences on the students’ behavioral intentions of internship.