ERIC Number: ED186785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
A Study to Determine the Career Development Needs of All Entering College Students, Not Just the Open Major Students.
Goodson, William Dale
The career development needs of students entering college with declared majors were investigated. The Goodson Career Development Survey was administered to 2,153 students entering 11 colleges on the campus of Brigham Young University. Approximately three-fourths of the students were new freshmen and one-fourth were lower division transfer students from other colleges. Students in each of the 11 colleges differed in their level of development in relation to college major choice, occupational choice, and overall career development. Overall mean scores indicated that students in each college, except for the College of General Studies, had made more clearly defined college major choices than occupational choices. Women had higher mean career development scores than men; however, they were only significantly higher than men toward occupational choice and overall career development. In the College of General Studies where undeclared majors were registered, a higher percent of the students expressed the need for help in all areas of student career development than the students in other colleges. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Goodson Career Development Survey
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Las Vegas, NV, April 2-5, 1979).