ERIC Number: ED247468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Learning Style on Satisfaction with a System of Interactive Guidance and Instruction (SIGI).
Pelsma, Dennis M.
Studies concerning which type of career counseling intervention is best used with respect to the individual differences of clients have been sparse. To investigate the effects of client learning style on: (1) satisfaction with the System of Interactive Guidance and Instruction (SIGI); (2) the rating of values; and (3) selection of the main occupation field of interest, 109 college students who were clients at a career planning and placement center at a large midwestern university participated in an exploratory study. When clients signed up to use SIGI they completed Kolb's (1976) Learning Style Inventory (LSI), Holland's My Vocational Situation, and a personal information questionnaire. At the end of the semester subjects were called and asked to assess their overall perceptions of SIGI and its effectiveness. The results indicated that at least three of the four learning style groups identified by the LSI did not differ significantly in satisfaction ratings. However, significant differences were found between learning style groups for some values but not for others. No conclusion could be reached with respect to the relationship between learning style groups and the main occupation field of interest. Possible reasons for these findings are discussed and recommendations are suggested for future research in this area. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Guidance; SIGI System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Houston, TX, March 18-21, 1984).