ERIC Number: ED029101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Problem-Solving Experiences for Stimulating Career Exploration and Interest: Phase II. Final Report.
Krumboltz, John D., And Others
This project was composed of two major research experiments and four subsidiary experiments, designed to test alternative ways of constructing and applying occupational problem-solving materials. In Part I, Difficulty Level of Simulated Vocational Problems in Encouraging Career Exploration, it was found that the difficulty level did significantly interact with initial occupational interest when knowledge of the occupations studied was used as a measure. Part II includes four subsidiary studies: (1) Simulated Work Experience: An Attempt To Encourage Career Exploration, (2) An Optimal Grade Level for Career Exploration?, (3) Vocational Information-Seeking Behavior as Affected by a Problem-Solving Work Kit and Set Establishment, and (4) Simulated Work Experience: How Realistic Should It Be? Results from Part III, Orienting Stimuli in Vocational Problem-Solving as Factors in Promoting Career Information Seeking, indicate that subjects who receive their first choices of vocational stimulation kits reported varied information-seeking activities more than did subjects who were denied their first choices. Also, subjects who receive specific questions comparing occupations achieved higher scores on occupational information tests than did subjects who received general questions. (CH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Control Groups, Difficulty Level, Experimental Groups, Experimental Programs, Information Seeking, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Methods Research, Motivation Techniques, Occupational Information, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Responses, Simulation, Stimulus Devices, Work Experience
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.