ERIC Number: ED339957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-22
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The Effectiveness of DISCOVER.
Engel, Elaine Frances
Computer assisted career guidance (CACG) systems have been around for at least the past 20 years in career guidance centers. There are two types of systems: information retrieval and guidance interaction. This study investigated the effectiveness of DISCOVER in facilitating career decisions among college students. DISCOVER is a systematic career guidance system which consists of nine modules. In this study, the independent variables were: type of delivery, gender, classification, age, and grade point average. The dependent variables were Certainty and Indecisive Scores of the Career Decision Scale. College students (N=44) completed the Career Decision Scale and a Student Information Form. The design consisted of a pretest, posttest, and delayed posttest. Nine composite null hypotheses were tested and a total of 18 comparisons were made. Of these comparisons, none was statistically significant; therefore, no associations were found between the independent and dependent variables. There were no significant differences between those who used DISCOVER and those who did not. The results of this study appear to support the recommendations that the study should be replicated with a larger random sample, using a different instrument, using the total DISCOVER program, and with measures and motivation as dependent variables. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Identifiers: Computer Assisted Career Guidance; DISCOVER System
Note: M.S. Thesis, Fort Hays State University.