ERIC Number: ED233260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Psychology Majors' Career Needs.
Ware, Mark E.
Efforts to address the career concerns of psychology majors have traditionally emerged from faculty judgments; little attention has been directed to assessing those concerns from the students' perspective. As part of a larger study to obtain information on students' reactions to types and sources of career related information, psychology majors (N=83) were surveyed about three general areas of career related information: enhancing knowledge about one's self; the world of work; and career implementation skills. Data analysis, based on a 64 percent response rate, showed that the most valued types of information were resume writing, interview skills, information about courses, the career activities of health/law professionals, and job search skills; none of the most highly ranked items concerned knowledge of self. The most valued sources of information were two courses taught by the psychology department, and psychology advisors. One possible problem in the use of these findings is that excessive attention to information about the world of work and career implementation skills may serve as a barrier to student receptivity to knowledge of self. The survey and tables showing students' evaluation of sources and types of career information are appended. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Creighton University NE
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (29th, San Antonio, TX, April 21-23, 1983).