ERIC Number: ED197109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
EBCE and Self-Concepts--Some Thoughts on Self-Regard and Career Development.
Henderson, Harold L.; Shively, Joe E.
A study examined the degree to which experienced-based career education (EBCE) participation enhances students' self-concept. The following three instruments were administered to 265 high school juniors and seniors at five sites (Ames, Iowa; Bremen and Brunswick Georgia; and Syracuse and Ithaca, New York): (1) a student questionnaire designed to secure demographic data and student attitudes toward educational programs; (2) the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, which consists of 100 self-descriptive items; and (3) a self-concept instrument measuring student ability to deal with such factors as tension, confidence, peer groups, and opportunities to make judgments and explore various roles. Data revealed that EBCE students were more positive than control group students in their attitudes toward their current school program. They considered their program superior for learning about career planning, job search skills, and specific job skills. Comparison and EBCE students did not manifest any significant differences in their responses on the latter two instruments. Designers of the project attribute this lack of difference between the experimental and comparison students to several factors, including the failure of at least one site to do any posttesting, a possible insensitivity of the instrumentation to self-concept changes occuring in EBCE students, and time limitations. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: Experience Based Career Education; Tennessee Self Concept Scale