ERIC Number: ED351626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Use of Computer Assisted Career Guidance with Injured Workers.
Yang, Julia; Wigtil, James V.
Injured workers are individuals whose injuries have resulted in residual impairment, making it impossible for them to return to their former jobs or to seek work in an allied field. This study investigated the differential effects of computer assisted career guidance (CACG) systems combined with a cognitive information processing strategy on injured workers' vocational behaviors. A sample of 83 participants was obtained from the population of industrially injured workers. These participants were identified as either physically unable to return to their original employers or unable to return to the type of job that they performed before their injury. Participants were assigned to four treatment groups: (1) information system, Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) with Process Instruction; (2) OCIS with Content Instruction; (3) guidance system, DISCOVER, with Process Instruction; and (4) DISCOVER, with Content Instruction. Each participant was pretested with the Career Decision Scale (CDS), and posttested with CDS, My Vocational Situation, Occupational Alternatives Questionnaire, and Career Counseling Evaluation Form. The results of the study suggested that the use of a career information system did not differ from a career guidance system on the dependent measures, and the cognitive information processing intervention had no differential effects on the treatment groups. However, counselor effect as well as the participants' gender, education, and pre-treatment vocational concern were found to have significant impact on the treatment outcomes. (Contains 42 references.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Computer Assisted Career Guidance; Computer Assisted Counseling