ERIC Number: ED203887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Research Project on Developmental Studies & Career Development.
Kramer, Gary L.; And Others
A study involving 42 randomly selected students enrolled in a developmental course at Trident Technical College in Spring 1979 was conducted to determine the impact of career information on students' career awareness, motivation, and academic achievement. Two sections of the course were designated as the control group and received only regularly scheduled remedial instruction. The two treatment sections attended a series of 10 weekly career development sessions in addition to their regular course work. The Mann-Whitney U-Test was administered to both groups as a pre- and post-test to measure their career awareness, and students' grade point ratios (GPR's) and attrition rates were monitored through Fall 1979 to determine the effect of the course on their academic achievement. Study findings revealed no significant difference between the groups' pre-test scores, but the treatment group showed a significantly higher level of career awareness on the post-test than the control group. No significant differences emerged on the GPR and attrition variables during the Summer and Fall follow-up. Eight appendices provide: (1) the research grant application; (2) an academic probationary report for February 1978; (3) an outline of the content of the career development training sessions; (4) the Mann-Whitney U-Test; (5-7) comparative listings of the raw scores on the test; and (8) the groups' Fall 1979 GPR's. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.
Identifiers: Mann Whitney U Test