ERIC Number: ED029345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
The Relevance of Occupational Information to Career-Choice Theory and Decision Making.
Bailey, John A.
This speech presents an overview of clusters of career-choice theories, indicates decision making strategies that could be enlisted within each theory cluster, and relates information dispensing processes appropriate to decision making. It is illustrated that regardless of one's propensity towards a career choice theory, affiliation with certain occupational information dispensing strategies, or one's attachment to decision making processes in general; the following conditions exist: (1) all choice making in life is based upon preassumptions that must be identified by counselors and assimilated by counselors, (2) effective counseling designed to assist in career-choice must include more relationships with counselors in group settings and with noncounselors in "exploratory" situations, (3) information presented to counselees from the framework of being the "private truth" possessed by the counselor places a strain on the counseling relationship that is unnecessary and that inhibits understanding and utilization of the information. (Author/LS)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the National Employment Counselor Association Luncheon, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30, 1969