ERIC Number: ED236490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Is a Doctorate for Me: A Workbook for Decision Making.
Golden, James R.; And Others
This workbook is the final program in a four part series to help individuals decide if a doctoral program is for them. Participants in the program systemically look at commitment, career goals, possible alternatives, and action strategies in regard to pursuing doctoral studies. In determining commitment, internal and external hindrances to decision making are identified through review of a case study and through writing and analysis of personal stories. Life career goals are explored by the analysis and writing of personal obituaries. Following goal identification, alternatives are explored by arranging them in various combinations with associated value ratings (best outcome, worst outcome, inituitive feeling). The final exercise is a plan of action, which includes the chosen alternative, completion date, sequential steps, and intermediate completion dates for each step. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Goals
Note: Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Washington, DC, March 20-23, 1983).