ERIC Number: ED122199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Social Learning Theory of Career Decision Making.
Mitchell, Anita M., Ed.; And Others
This report contains an analysis of career decision making (CDM), a synthesis of theories and empirical studies related to CDM, and identification of areas in need of further research and/or development. The study includes contributions from the fields of psychology, economics, sociology, guidance and education. An attempt has been made to integrate the thinking of the various disciplines involved. The authors begin by looking at the nature and purposes of theory construction in general, then examine social learning theory as an adequate model for career decision making. Later chapters further explore the utility and implications of the social learning model; review the literature; suggest possible interventions implied in the theory; examine research priorities and describe the Careers Research Data Bank (CRDB) which can be shared among researchers. Numerous appendices offer extensive bibliographic citations; identified career researchers, programs, and data archives; and procedures for coding and using the Career Research Data Set Index. (NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
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