Professional development engagement (PDE) is the level of undergraduate engagement in professional development. Professional development (PD) is defined as “activities designed to help students prepare for a successful college-to-work transition.” This study tested a new 12-item measure of PDE for a complete-data sample of 437 undergraduate business students. The “did not use” response to an activity for each of the 10 CPDC items resulted in a surprisingly high aggregated loss of respondents. Results indicated that students who either never joined a student professional organization or never lived on or near Main Campus had a higher “did not use” response percentage.

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