ERIC Number: ED183882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Evaluation and Client Vocational Attitude, Competency, and Awareness. Research Report RT-22.
Menz, Fredrick E.
The effects of an abbreviated vocational evaluation service on client vocational awareness, attitude, and competencies were investigated. Samples for the study were drawn from the 195 clients referred by counselors to the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Office Concentrated Assessment and Diagnosis in Rehabilitation Entrance (CADRE) evaluation unit. Client vocational awareness was estimated from ratings provided by the counselors and the evaluator prior to and after evaluation on the Client Level of Functional Scale. The effects of vocational evaluation on client attitude and competency were estimated in a separate sample pretest/posttest design, career maturity inventory. While previous research on the effects of a two-week vocational evaluation on vocational development of adolescents indicated improvement in vocational attitudes and some evidence of impact on self appraisal, goal selection, and vocational problem solving, the present research did not confirm those findings with the 4.5 day CADRE evaluation. Where previous research with youthful offenders found that they were aware of their vocational goals but were generally at a less than expected level on other dimensions, the present research found that the vast majority of clients were vocationally aware across all five dimensions. (The goal attainment scale for client awareness is appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.