ERIC Number: ED236450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Dual Career Guidance Programs for High School and College Students. Final Report. Project No. 2-2F11 from July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1982.
Amatea, Ellen S.; Cross, E. Gail
The Dual Career Guidance Project is a career guidance development project to design materials and models for professionals to use in assisting young men and women to develop awareness of and skills in managing a dual worker/career life style. The specific objectives of the project were to design and implement field test evaluation strategies for assessing the impact of high school and college program models. In the high school program pre- and post-test data were collected from experimental and control classrooms of 11th or 12th grade students (N=152) in four Florida districts. Five variables related to career maturity and five related to sex role ideology were examined. Results indicated overall positive results in the areas of increasing career maturity attitudes. In the college program three different workshops were conducted for married and committed upper level and graduate student couples (N=24). Participants' attitudes regarding marital/relationship satisfaction; career, marital, and family role salience; and level of perceptual accuracy were assessed at the beginning and 3 weeks following the end of the workshop. Scores indicated a significant increase in marital/couple satisfaction. In addition, the degree of career role salience moderated while the levels of marital and family role salience did not. Perceptual accuracy also improved. Based on results, systematic dissemination of both programs was recommended. (Appendix A is the program manual and outline for the high school program, Dual Worker Career Counseling. Complete lessons for the ten sessions including handouts are provided. Appendix B is the program manual for the College Dual Career Couple Program. Additional appendices provide the initial draft for the program, a flyer for program advertising, and a workshop evaluation form). (JAC)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, College Students, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Dual Career Family, Field Tests, Guidance Programs, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Learning Modules, Life Style, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Role Conflict, Sex Role, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Vocational Maturity
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
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