ERIC Number: ED158208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Stimulus Value, Treatment Effects, and Sex Differences When Completing Two Interest Inventories at the University of Kansas.
O'Neil, James M.; And Others
Men's and women's immediate reactions to completing the Self Directed Search (SDS) and the Strong Campbell Interest Inventory (SCII) were assessed, as well as the impact of this testing on their subsequent behaviors four weeks later. A random sample of college freshmen at the University of Kansas (N=96) completed either the SDS, SCII, or both instruments. The results indicate that: (1) the SDS has significantly more perceived stimulus value than the SCII, or the SCII and SDS combined, immediately after testing; (2) the SCII was perceived to have greater clarity of directions than the SDS; (3) there were no significant differences between groups on responses to testing or certainty about career planning; and (4) no sex differences between men and women on their immediate reactions to testing were found. A follow-up of the subjects four weeks later indicated that there were no significant sex or treatment differences between groups in satisfaction with career planning, clarity and certainty of ideas about career planning, or time spent thinking about the career planning process. Future research and implications of these results for counselors and career planning specialists are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Counseling Center.
Identifiers: Self Directed Search; Strong Campbell Interest Inventory