ERIC Number: ED189485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Vocational Counseling Effects of the Occu-Sort on Junior and Senior High School Students.
Jones, Lawrence K.
The impact of an occupational card sort, the Occu-Sort (O-S), on the thoughts and activities of rural, suburban, and urban junior/senior high school students was assessed to determine the sex bias/fairness of that card sort as a career interest inventory, as well as the reliability and validity of the occupational code structure. Participants were assigned to one of three groups: control, O-S activity, and SDS (Self Directed Search) activity. Subjects also completed the Vocational Preference Inventory (VPI), the Student Opinion Form (SOF), the Occu-Sort "Plus 3 Level" cards and Vocational Guidance Questionnaires 1, 2, and 3 (VGQ 1, 2, and 3). Results indicated that the O-S suggested more nontraditional occupations to the girls; there were no real differences between the O-S and SDS for boys. There was no difference between the O-S and SDS students in their ability to recall their three-letter code, but the O-S students could name the letters better and evidenced a better understanding of Holland's theory. Over time, O-S occupational codes and concurrent and construct validity remained moderately stable. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: Occu Sort; Self Directed Search