ERIC Number: ED040424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine Which Approach to Large Vocational Guidance Groups is Most Effective in Aiding the Educational Choice and Vocational Development of College Students.
Goodson, William Dale
The paper deals with the question of whether counselors can work with a large group of students and effectively aid them with their vocational development and, if so, what approach would produce the best results. Undecided students at Brigham Young University were selected to attend College Orientation 96, a course designed to help them choose their major. Three experimental groups received educational-occupational information and/or self-analysis information under different conditions. A control group took the vocational course during the second half of the semester. All were tested at the beginning and end of the treatment period with: (1) a self-report instrument, indicating their level of development toward a college major choice; (2) Crite's Vocational Development Inventory Attitude Scale; and (3) the Harren Q-Sort which placed students at one of four stages of development toward an occupational choice. Results and considerations for further research are extensively discussed. It was concluded that counselors can be effective in speeding up the vocational development of undecided college students by the use of large guidance groups. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970